FSSAI on requirement of AGMARK certification for imported food products

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has issued an advisory with approval of competent authorities regarding the requirement of AGMARK certification in case of imported food products. 

The apex body  of food safety has drawn reference to the advisory issued vide letter no 1– 1800/ FSSAI /Imports 2019 dated  7th July 2020 regarding requirement of  AGMARK certification prior to import of  blended edible vegetable oil (BEVO).    

In case of imported food products FSSAI has received several representations from various stakeholders asking for clarity in terms of  applicability of requirement of AGMARK certifications.

Significantly, DMI has taken up the entire matter and it has been apprised that foreign country/overseas  certification  under Agricultural Produce(Grading and Marking) Act 1937 is not being carried out by DMI. Consequently, it was agreed to keep the requirement of AGMARK certification for imported food consignments in abeyance till further orders.

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  • Reshma Ahirwar
    September 1, 2022

    Lab testing knowledge

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