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Agmark registration

 

Source: Business Standard

 Context: FSSAI proposes to do away with Agmark registration for some edible oils. Only an FSSAI license will be enough and a separate Agmark registration will not be required.

  • This would facilitate ease of doing business and reduce the multiplicity of laws that govern the food sector.

 

Certification Marks in India:

Certification MarkPurposeIssued by
ISI Mark (Mandatory for certain products)Certifies industrial products comply with Indian StandardsBureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
BIS Hallmark (Voluntary)Certifies purity of gold and silver jewelleryBureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
AGMARK (Voluntary)Certifies agricultural products conform to approved standardsDirectorate of Marketing and Inspection, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare under the Agricultural Produce Act,1937
FPO Mark (Mandatory)Certifies processed fruit products were made in a hygienic ‘food-safe’ environment and are fit for consumptionFruit Products Order, 1955
Green and Brown DotIndicates whether the food item is vegetarian or non-vegetarian
India Organic Certification (Voluntary)Certifies organic farm products meet National Standards for Organic ProductsTesting centers accredited by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the National Program for Organic Production of the Government of India
Eco mark (Voluntary)Certifies products meet standards to cause the least impact on the ecosystemBureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Non-Polluting Vehicle Mark (Mandatory)Certifies motor vehicles conform to relevant Bharat Stage emission standardsBharat Stage emission standards