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 Mark||Purpose||Issued by|
|ISI Mark (Mandatory for certain products)||Certifies industrial products comply with Indian Standards||Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)|
|BIS Hallmark (Voluntary)||Certifies purity of gold and silver jewellery||Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)|
|AGMARK (Voluntary)||Certifies agricultural products conform to approved standards||Directorate 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 consumption||Fruit Products Order, 1955|
|Green and Brown Dot||Indicates whether the food item is vegetarian or non-vegetarian||–|
|India Organic Certification (Voluntary)||Certifies organic farm products meet National Standards for Organic Products||Testing 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 ecosystem||Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)|
|Non-Polluting Vehicle Mark (Mandatory)||Certifies motor vehicles conform to relevant Bharat Stage emission standards||Bharat Stage emission standards|