Lacon Quality Certification (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of LACON GmbH, Germany, offers a wide range of certification services for agriculture and food production sectors. Our main areas of services are inspection and certification of: organic production; processing and handling of agricultural produces; export and import of such products as per the relevant national and International standards.LACON is accredited by National Accreditation Body (NAB), Government of India, as per National Program for Organic Production (NPOP). Furthermore, LACON offers Organic certification as per USDA-NOP standards for products destined for export to the United States. LACON India is recognized by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) under recognition agreement signed with APEDA. LACON is listed as equivalent certification body by European Union for the purpose of equivalence as per LACON organic standard for Non EU country operators (equivalent to EC regulation 834/2007& 889/2008).
Demeter International is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers. Its name is a reference to Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain and fertility. Demeter is the only certifier for Biodynamic farms and products. While all of the organic requirements for certification under the National Organic Program are required for Biodynamic certification, the Demeter standard is much more extensive, with stricter requirements around imported fertility, greater emphasis on on-farm solutions for disease, pest, and weed control, and in depth specifications around water conservation and biodiversity.
The Halal certificate guarantees that products and services aimed at the Muslim population meet the requirements of Islamic law and therefore are suitable for consumption in both Muslim-majority Halal certification is a process which ensures the features and quality of the products according to the rules established by the Islamic Council that allow the use of the mark Halal.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986). The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).
FSSAI lays down science-based standards for articles of food and regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food to 130 crore citizens of the country. The authority is also responsible for creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, etc receive rapid, reliable and accurate information about food safety and hygiene and related issues of concern.