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Which legislation regulates the Organic Food in India?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has the mandate to regulate
manufacture, distribute, sell or import “organic foods” as per the provisions laid under
Section 22 of the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006. Organic foods are regulated by Food
Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017 notified under the provisions
of the Act

Which systems of certification are recognized in the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017?

The Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017 recognize
already established two systems of certification i.e. Participatory Guarantee System
(PGS) implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and National
Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) implemented by Ministry of Commerce and
Industry.

Who is exempted from the need of verification of compliance?

Organic food which is marketed through direct sales to the end consumer by the
small original producer or producer organisation is exempted from the provisions of the
certification. Small original producer or producer organisation is the one whose annual
turnover is not exceeding Rs 12 Lakhs per annum.

Which food products can be labelled as ‘Organic ‘?

Under NPOP system:

  • In case of single ingredient product where all requirements been met as per the
    specified standards can be labelled as ‘Organic’.
  •  In case of multi ingredient product where min. 95% of ingredients are of
    certified origin, can be labelled as ‘Certified Organic’.

Under PGS-India system:

  • In case of single ingredient product where all requirements have been met, may
    be labelled as ‘PGS- Organic’.
  • In case of multi ingredient product where min. 95% of ingredients are organic, it
    may be labelled as ‘PGS- Organic’.

Which logo FSS (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017 refers to as FSSAI’s Organic Logo?

The FSSAI’s Organic Logo is ‘Jaivik Bharat’ Logo.

Which logo shall a consumer look on the label of Organic Food?

The consumer shall look for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India’s organic
logo (Jaivik Bharat) and FSSAI Logo License number.

In addition, the label may carry India Organic Logo (NPOP certified) or PGS-India
Organic Logo (PGS-India certified) under whichever system it is certified.

What are the residual limits of Insecticides in Organic Foods?

For residues of insecticides in organic food, limits shall be 5% of the maximum
limits prescribed or Level of Quantification (LoQ) whichever is higher as for foods
specified under Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues)
Regulations, 2011.

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