The Food Safety and Standards of India (“FSSAI”) by way of a notice, uploaded on the FSSAI website on 16th January, 2018, has invited comments from all stakeholders regarding mandatory certification of AGMARK as per the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (“Act”).
FSSAI is in the process of reviewing the provisions of the Regulations notified under the Act relating to the mandatory certification of AGMARK, to assess whether such provisions are serving any benefit to the consumers and industry and in furtherance to the same have invited comments from the stakeholders within three weeks from the date of uploading on FSSAI website i.e. 16th January, 2018. The comments have to be sent to email@example.com or addressed to Shri Kumar Anil, Advisor (Standards) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India , FDA Bhawan, New Delhi-110002.
The food products which are required to have mandatory certification of AGMARK are:
(i) Blended Vegetable Oil.
(ii) Fat spread.
(iii) Carbia Callosa and Honey dew.
(iv) Kangra Tea.
(v) Til oil (Sesame oil).
(vii) Light black pepper.