FSSAI Registration Mandatory, No BIS /AGMARK Required for food products

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Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) made a significant decision. This decision impacts food businesses across the country. As per the sources, FSSAI announced that food products holding an FSSAI licence will no longer require additional certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) or AGMARK. Let’s delve deeper into what this means for the food industry.

Streamlined Certification Process for FBO

The recent decision by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) marks a significant shift in the regulatory landscape for food businesses in the country. With the elimination of separate certifications from different entities like Agmark or BIS, obtaining an FSSAI licence or registration now serves as the sole requirement for ensuring quality standards.

Impact of FSSAI Registration Mandatory No BIS or AGMARK Required

This move that only FSSAI Registration is mandatory and no BIS or AGMARK is required benefits Food Business Operators (FBOs) of all sizes. Hence, reducing compliances and simplifying compliance procedures.

Once finalised, businesses will no longer need to navigate multiple certification authorities, focusing solely on obtaining and maintaining their FSSAI Registration.

What is the difference between FSSAI Registration, BIS and AGMARK?

Feature FSSAI Registration BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) AGMARK
Purpose Ensures compliance with food safety regulations Ensures product quality standards Certifies quality of agricultural produce
Authority Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Bureau of Indian Standards Directorate of Marketing & Inspection
Focus Food safety and hygiene standards Product quality and reliability standards Quality and authenticity of agricultural produce
Mandatory Mandatory for food businesses Voluntary, often required for certain products Voluntary, encouraged for agricultural produce
Scope Covers all types of food products Covers various products including industrial goods Focuses primarily on agricultural commodities
Certification Required for food manufacturers, processors, distributors, and sellers Required for products meeting specific standards Required for specific agricultural produce
Legal Framework Governed by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 Governed by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 Governed by the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937
Mark/Label FSSAI Logo ISI Mark (Indian Standards Institution) AGMARK Logo
Compliance Ensures compliance with food safety regulations Ensures compliance with product quality standards Ensures compliance with agricultural produce standards
Consumer Trust Enhances consumer trust in food safety Assures consumers of product quality and reliability Assures consumers of agricultural produce quality and authenticity

Also read our detailed guide about FSSAI at: FSSAI Registration PDF

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In Conclusion,  the recent decision by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to make FSSAI registration the sole requirement for food businesses is an important step towards streamlining the certification process. Furthermore, by focusing solely on FSSAI registration, businesses can enhance consumer trust in food safety and grow their business. Hence, don’t wait anymore, get FSSAI Registration right now.

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What is the difference between FSSAI and AGMARK?

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