For certain high sensitive categories like food, ASSPL has a high bar for sellers to list products on Amazon.in. In order to ensure that our customers are able to buy food products with confidence on Amazon.in, we have implemented additional compliance checks for sellers. The requirements for selling in the Grocery & Gourmet Food category reflect customer concerns about product quality, product branding, and consumer safety.
Sellers must meet the requirements listed below to sell products in the Grocery & Gourmet Food category. Once you have reviewed the category requirements, you can apply for approval by clicking the Request approval link.
In order to sell Grocery & Gourmet Food on Amazon, you must submit the following:
Mandatory requirements: All the requirements/documents listed in serial no. 1 to serial no. 5 are mandatory for every food product/product type.
Additional requirements: Please refer to the below table to understand the additional document requirements for certain food products/product type.
|S.No.||Product/Product Type||Additional Listing Requirements|
|I||Imported Products||All side images of the product or its packaging clearly displaying all the text|
|II||Organic Food Product||‘National Programme for Organic Production’ (Organic Food Product NPOP) certificate or Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India). In case of imported products, certificate of approved organic certification body of that country/region|
|III||Chocolates||Declaration on your letter head that you will ship chocolates using gel packs so that chocolates do not melt during transit|
|IV||Condensed Milk||Valid BIS Certificate – IS 1165|
|V||Standard Grade Skimmed Milk Powder||Valid BIS Certificate – IS 13334 (Part 1)|
|VI||Extra Grade Skimmed Milk Powder||Valid BIS Certificate – IS 13334 (Part 2)|
|VII||Packaged Drinking Water||Valid BIS Certificate – IS 14543|
|VIII||Packaged Natural Mineral Water||Valid BIS Certificate – IS 13428|
|IX||1Temperature Sensitive Food Products||Invitation Basis only [Please refer footnote 1]|
|X||2Dry Fruits (Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Figs, Walnuts, Dates, Pistachio, Pine nuts)||Lab test to be carried out in a NABL accredited laboratory notified by FSSAI with valid scope of Biological and Chemical testing (For lab list, please refer to the Order Notice issued by FSSAI or follow the link https://www.fssai.gov.in/cms/food-laboratories.php|
As per FSSAI Food Safety Standards (Food product standards and Food Additives) Regulations (Appendix B), and Food Safety Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, following tests are required for Dry Fruits from FSSAI notified NABL accredited laboratory.
(Please refer footnote 2 for lab test parameters)
|XI||Product Shelf life||As per FSSAI regulations Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011, the minimum remaining shelf life of any product sold through e-commerce platform should be at least 30% or more when a customer receives the product. This is to ensure that customers receive fresh product and not expired/near expiry products.|
Listing and sale of ‘Temperature Sensitive Food Products’ is through an invite-only model at this point. Invited sellers are allowed to list ‘Temperature Sensitive Food Products’ only after physical verification of necessary licences/documents/QC processes in accordance with the guidance provided in the schedule 4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011 and involves an intensive process.
|Test Parameter (Contaminant)||Unit of measurement||Specifications Limit|
|Lead||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 2.5|
|Copper||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 30|
|Arsenic||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 1.1|
|Tin||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 250|
|Cadmium||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 1.5|
|Mercury||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 1|
|Methyl Mercury||mg/Kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 0.25|
|Aflatoxin||Microg (µg)/Kg or ppm||Maximum 10|
|Total Plate Count / Aerobic Plate Count||cfu/gm||Maximum or NMT 40000|
|Yeast and Mold Count||cfu/gm||Maximum or NMT 100|
|Listeria monocytogenes||Cfu/25 gm||Absent|
|Vibrio cholerae||Cfu/25 gm||Absent|
|Malathion||mg/kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 8|
|Ethion||mg/kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 0.1|
|Carbendazim||mg/kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 0.1|
|Benomyl||mg/kg or ppm||Maximum or NMT 0.1|
If you are able to meet all of the requirements listed above, then please click on the Request for approval link below. By clicking on the link you are confirming that you have reviewed the requirements above and that you want to apply to sell in the Grocery & Gourmet Food category. We will contact you to request for additional required information after you submit your request to sell.
If you need any help in getting licences, testing, and certifications, then you can avail services from qualified third-party service providers for your product testing, product certification, inspection, and audit requirements.
Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failure to meet the requirements.
Fulfilment Mode: MFN, Easy ship or FBA.
Please refer to the Grocery FBA On-boarding process for more details on the registration process, additional document requirements, APOB details, the list of available FCs (Fulfilment Centres), etc.
Please contact Seller Support if you are unable to submit your application or need any additional details.