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HACCP, ISO Standards are necessary condition for improving the overall quality of food safety & hygiene in the country and also to increase India's share in global food trade. The main objective of the scheme is to motivate the food processing industry for adoption of food safety and quality assurance mechanisms such as TQM including ISO 9000, ISO 22000, HACCP, GMP, GHP. This will enable adherence food processors to the stringent quality and hygiene norms thereby protecting the health of consumers, enhance product acceptance by buyers, both domestic & overseas and keep Indian industry technologically abreast of international best practices.
Central/ State Government Organization, IITs, Universities and private sector in the field of food processing sector are eligible for assistance under the scheme for implementation of HACCP/ ISO Standards / Food safety/ Quality Safety Management Systems.
Grant-in-aid is given in the form of re-imbursement of expenditure towards implementation of HACCP/ ISO Standards/ Food safety/ Quality Management Systems @ 50% in general area and @ 75% in NE Region and difficult areas of eligible project cost subject to maximum of Rs. 17 lakh and 22 lakh respectively. With a view to clear the pending proposals, the Ministry has not been accepting fresh application as a temporary measure.
HACCP Projects assisted by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Click Here).
Quality Council of India has launched two Certification schemes namely “IndiaGHP” and “IndiaHACCP” based on globally accepted Codex Standards for adoption by food manufacturers and supply chain operators.These schemes will help India food chain related industry to demonstrate compliance to global standards without having to go for costly and time consuming foreign certifications as many countries have mandated Haxaed Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for high risk sectors like meat, fish, dairy etc. and most developed countries have also mandated Good Hygienic Practices(GHP) across all food sectors. The details of the schemes are available on QCI website (Click Here).
Sh. Kuldeep Kumar Singh
Ministry of Food Processing Industries,
Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg,