AGMARK LICENSE

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?

Pulses

Whole spices

Vegetable oils

Wheat Products

Milk products

Honey

Rice

Tapioca Sago

Seedless tamarind

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.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the AGMARK License?

FAQ

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.

AGMARK is given only for the Product and not for an individual farmer. As of now, 213 agricultural products come under AGMARK certification. FSSAI License is allotted for individual establishments.

Products that fall under AGMARK:
  • Pulses.
  • Whole spices.
  • Vegetable oils.
  • Wheat Products.
  • Milk products.
  • Honey.
  • Rice.
  • Tapioca Sago.
The Agmark certification acts as a consistency benchmark and is similar to vouching for product authenticity. Agmark is regulated by 1937 (as amended in 1986) Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act.

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.