What is AGMARK?
AGMARK is a certification mark for agricultural produce, assuring that they conform to a grading standard notified by the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare under Agricultural Produce (Grading Marking) Act, 1937.
These standards differentiate between quality and 2-3 grades are prescribed for each commodity. To date, grade standards for 222 agricultural commodities have been notified. These include fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetable oils, ghee, spices, honey, creamery butter, wheat, atta, besan, etc.
While framing the standards, the existing standards in The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Codex Alimentarius Commission, International Organization for Standardization, etc. are considered. Trade Associations, Research Institutions, etc. are also consulted.
Why this License is Required?
For Blended Edible Vegetable Oils and Fat Spread certification under AGMARK is mandatory as per provisions in The Food Safety and Standards Act and regulations, 2006. European Commission has approved the procedure of pre-shipment inspection under Agmark for exports of fruits and vegetables to EU countries.
Who can get a AGMARK License?
Besan (Gram flour)
Document Required for AGMARK License
Role of Shamkris and Process of AGMARK License
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.
The License process described below:
Advisory for the document required
Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.
Inspection by the department if required
Yearly Compliance if Applicable
Renewal when due
Who can issue the AGMARK License?
For Blended Edible Vegetable Oils and Fat Spread certification under AGMARK is mandatory as per provisions in The Food Safety and Standards Act and regulations, 2006. … European Commission has approved the procedure of preshipment inspection under Agmark for exports of fruits and vegetables to EU countries.
Products that fall under AGMARK:
- Whole spices.
- Vegetable oils.
- Wheat Products.
- Milk products.
- Tapioca Sago.
Directorate of Marketing & Inspection responsible for Agmark quality control system has set up 11 Regional Agmark Laboratories [RAL(s)] spread all over the country. The Central Agmark Laboratory (CAL) at Nagpur is the apex laboratory.