AGmark is a certification approved and issued by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection to various agricultural products such as spices, honey, ghee, vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables, processed food. The applicant has to apply for AGmark certification in India to get certification for agricultural products.
AGmark Full Form is Agricultural Certification Mark
AGmark issued by Directorate of Marketing and Inspection under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers, GOI which is the prime AGmark certification agency and this certification are governed by Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act. AGmark Specifications is specified by the certification authority for all agricultural products. After certification, the agriculturalist is allowed to use AGmark logo on products they produce and distribute in the market.
Step Wise AGmark Registration Process
- Document Preparation
Prepare documents before filing the application for certification.
2. Application Filing
After proper document preparation, now it is time to file an application for Agmark registration.
3. Submission of Application
After filing the application, submit the application to the regional AGmark office.
4. Inspection of Products
After application review, the authority officers pay a visit for inspection on site.
5. Issue of Certificate
If testing results are found positive to the quality standards, the authority will issue AGmark certificate to the applicant.
Documents required for AGmark certification
- Certificate of incorporation
- Fire safety certificate
- Site plan
- Machinery details
- Trademark registration certificate
- PAN of company/ individual
- Address proof of business premises
- Bank certificate
AGmark registration cost is around 1 lakh (approximately) and the certification mark is issued within 30-40 days.
List of AGmark Products in India
AGmark certification covers quality standards and guidelines for around 222 agricultural products including cereals, vegetable oils, fruit and vegetables. The AGmark certification is issued after inspection of the agricultural products in fully owned AGmark laboratories.
Agricultural products are tested in the laboratories through four main processes that are chemical analysis, microbiological analysis, pesticide residue and aflatoxin analysis. You may have one question that AGmark certification is compulsory for which food product.
Here is the Important AGmark Products List
- Whole spices
- Ground spices
- Vegetable oils
- Mustard oil
- Food grains (wheat)
- Wheat products (Atta, suji, and maida)
- Gram flour
- Soybean Seed
- Bengal gram
- Oil cake
- Non-edible oil
- Oils and fats
- Animal casings
- Other food products