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Fruits Product Order Certification

FPO Mark is a third party assurance as to the quality of manufactured products and guarantees that the products are manufactured in a healthy and hygienic condition. It ensures that products manufactured conforms to the standards prescribed by Ministry of Food processing Industry as to the quality and conditions thus is fit for human consumption.
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Fruit Products Order Mark (FPO Mark) is a mandatory certification mark for all processed and packaged fruits in India. Ministry of Food processing Industry is a regulatory authority which certifies and develop standards for the manufacturing fruit products in India. The name FPO mark is coined from the Act Fruit Products Order which has been in force since 1955 but it became a mandatory certification only in 2006 after notification of Food Safety and Standard Act on 24.08.2016.
Since then The Government of India has made endeavors to publicized the need and mandatory requirement of FPO Mark by the manufactures of Fruit products through various campaigns and advertisements. Now, all the manufacturer and processor of fruit products must have FPO certificate/ license to carry on business in India.

Fruit product is well defined under the Fruit Products Order Act ,1955 it includes the followings

  • Synthetic beverages, Syrups and sharbat
  • Vinegar whether brewed or Synthetic
  • Pickles
  • Dehydrated fruits and vegetables
  • Squashes, crushes, cordials, barley water, barrelled juice and all other beverages containing fruit juice or fruit pulp, fruit nectar
  • Jam, jellies and marmalades
  • Tomato products, ketchup and sauces
  • Preserved, candied and crystallised fruits and peels
  • Chutneys
  • Canned and bottled fruits, juices, pulps and vegetables
  • Frozen Fruit and vegetables
  • Sweetened aerated water with or without fruit juices and pulp
  • Fruit cereal Flakes
  • Any other item of Fruit and vegetables not specified

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