Are you being duped in the name of Organic Food?

Consumers buying Organic Food should look for Food Safety and Standard Authority’s organic logo (Jaivik Bharat) and FSSAI Logo License number.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has the mandate to regulate manufacture, distribution, sale or import of “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.
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.

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.

Source: Consumers India more  

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Mr Pande's note is very interesting in many ways, and especially when it comes to the so-called "exemptions". If Law is passed, then why "exemptions", I ask myself? What has the Law got to do with "small producers" or with those "who've got a turnover under a certain limit"? THIS DOES NOT FIT INTO MY MIND'S UNDERSTANDING!!
And these perhaps are the backdoors the lawmaker leaves open for infringements.....

Not sure whether Jaivikfood who offer to us organic fruits and vegetables is part of the Jaivik-Bharat, but Jaivikfood's recent message reads as follows:

"Freshly harvested today, Chosa mangoes from small orchard of Swamy Ji in Hapur, UP, where no spray (whatsoever, even organic) has ever been done. Only jeevamrit (whatever that may mean) and cow dung manure has been used. These are premium quality, good size, mature fruit but raw, with shelf life 3 - 5 days at room temperature plus one week in fridge (after ripening). "

Now, my understanding is that mangoes grow on trees which have been there for years and years. Fruits from such trees may not have seen any other manure than the natural one. But then Jaivikfood is trying to strike capital out of it. Hiding behind "only organic manure was used", they sell mangoes at more than double the price of the fruit that is offered in the local market.

Pity is that consumers, who do not understand the facts, fall prey to it, go on to buy the fruit, thinking it is "organic"..........and perhaps also being totally unaware of what advantages the word "organic" would lend to the fruit.

Jaago Grahak Jaago...... more  
Nowadays, almost all shops are selling goods as Organic food, after seen your articles sir, i came to know that there two systems of certificate issued at present. Thank you for your valuable information more  
Thanks Mr. Mohit Pande for sharing this information. more  


On Friday, 2 August, 2019, 6:05:31 pm IST, MOHIT PANDE <> wrote: more  
Good suggestion. Consumers buying Organic Food should look for Food Safety and Standard Authority’s organic logo (Jaivik Bharat) and FSSAI Logo License number. more  
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