Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

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Overview:

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has successfully orchestrated the export of the maiden trial shipment of fresh pomegranates to the United States via the air route.

About Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

 

  • APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985.
  • It works under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Objective: To develop and promote the export of scheduled products.
  • The products specified under the APEDA ACT are called scheduled products, and exporters of such scheduled products are required to register under APEDA.
  • It provides financial assistance, information, and guidelines for the development of scheduled products.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Functions:
    • Setting the standards and specifications for the scheduled products.
    • Registration of exporters of the scheduled products on payment of required fees.
    • Improving packaging and marketing of the Scheduled products.
    • Carrying out an inspection of products to ensure the quality of such products.
    • Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products.
    • Development of industries relating to the scheduled products and undertaking surveys, feasibility studies, etc.
    • Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments and publication of such statistics.
    • Examples of scheduled products: Fruits, Vegetable, Meat, Poultry Dairy Products, Confectionery, Biscuits, Bakery Products, Honey, Jaggery, etc.

 


Q1) What are Processed Food Products?

Processed food products refer to food items that have undergone various stages of processing, which often involve cooking, altering, or combining ingredients to transform raw materials into consumable products. Processing can encompass a wide range of activities, from simple methods like chopping and packaging to more complex techniques such as canning, freezing, drying, and adding preservatives or flavor enhancers. Processed foods can vary widely in terms of their nutritional content, taste, texture, and shelf life.

Source: APEDA facilitates export of fresh pomegranates to USA by air