Source: ETRetail.com, May 20, 2019
New Delhi: Food safety regulator FSSAI has permitted small organic producers, having an annual turnover of over Rs 12 lakh, to sell their produce directly to end consumers without certification till April 2020, but will not be able to use ‘Jaivik Bharat logo’ on their products, a latest report says. The Jaivik Bharat logo is an identity mark to distinguish organic products from non-organic ones.
A similar relaxation has been given to ‘aggregators’ having an annual turnover of Rs 50 lakh. However, the organic food retail firms have to comply with the certification norm.
Under the 2017 organic regulation, sale of organic produce directly to end consumer has been allowed only with the certification of the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) and Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) India. Read the rest of this entry »