AGMARK means a mark of certification on agricultural products in India. This is done to ensure that such products are as per prescribed standards approved by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India was introduced with the aim of laying down standards for food articles in regards to their manufacturing, storage, distribution, and related activities to prevent unhealthy and unsafe food from reaching the final consumer in the country.
Both the authorities are employed to certify the quality of food articles and set standards for the business involved with food articles. Besides that, there are many differences between the two. This article will provide the basic differences between AGMARK and FSSAI.
The most common difference between an AGMARK and FSSAI is that AGMARK is a certification mark for quality of Agricultural Products, on the other hand, FSSAI registration/License covers all food products both agricultural and non-agricultural.
FSSAI and AGMARK both secure the consumers from unhealthy food articles. The authorities keep a close check on the food business monitoring their activities and providing them with a set of rules that such business operators must follow. The business operators must apply with such authority in accordance with the nature of their business.