for the award of Indian Spices Logo
|The global food
market is flush with all kinds of branded spices
in consumer packs. All of them bombard the consumer
with claims and counter-claims for visibility and
attention. But then, the packs seldom reveal the
source of origin of the product; nor do they offer
a clue as to the quality associated with it. The
result is that the consumer is totally confused.
The Indian Spices Logo is a major effort to overcome
this impasse. The international consumer is by and
large aware of the intrinsic qualities and acquired
superiority of Indian spices.
|The logo - a fresh
green leaf inside an elliptical ring (denoting freshness,
growth and excellence) is prominently displayed
on all packs cleared and approved by the Spices
Board India, so that you can easily spot the pack
that spells Indianness and quality. The Board awards
the logo selectively to exporters who have certified
processing and quality control capability and maintain
a high level of hygiene and sanitation at all stages.
||Spice House Certificate
for grant of Spice House Certificate
|The latest in the
Board's campaign for quality upgradation is the
introduction of the Spice House Certificate. The
certificate is issued to those processors/exporters
who have a genuine commitment to quality, and whose
long-term objective is sustained export growth.
The Spice House Certificate seeks to identify and
recognise processors who have made investments in
in-house processing facilities and infrastructure,
and have the necessary competence to ensure consistent
quality and reliability. These facilities cover
all critical areas - cleaning, grading, processing,
packaging and warehousing. A foolproof system of
quality assurance should be employed at all stages
of processing - from raw material selection to final
shipping. The processors are also expected to maintain
a high degree of sanitation in the plant, while
the workers must observe absolute cleanliness and
logo and the Spice House Certificate holders have
quality upgradation as their ultimate objective,
but with a basic difference in focus. Exporters
of branded spices and spice products in consumer
packs are the focal point of the logo programme.
On the other hand, the certification programme aims
at exporters of spices and spice products in bulk
packing. The products covered by the certification
programme include whole spices as well as value-added
products like spice mixes, ground spices, curry
blends, spice oils oleoresins and sterilized, dehydrated,
pickled and candied spices.
|The Quality Evaluation Laboratory offers analytical service to the exporters, traders, farmers and research organisations for analysis of spices and spice products for various parameters listed below.
here to view Form No. 75
of the Analysis and Analytical Methods under the
scope of ISO/IEC 17025