A brief guide to Organic Certification

January 23, 2019 0 Comments

Certification is the process by which the consumer is assured that a product marketed as “organic” is in compliance with production and handling requirements set forth in Ecocert or USDA regulations.

All producers of organic food, livestock and fibre crops as well as resellers and retailers of organic products must alos hold the requisite licences..

Anoop Varma. CEO. Everything Organik

Farmers and consortiums submit an Organic Farm Plan or an Organic Handling Plan to an accredited certifying agent detailing their growing and handling methods.

On-site inspections are conducted by certifying agents to verify submitted plans. Methods and materials used in production must meet standards set in the new regulations. Clear documentation of methods and materials must be kept. There must be a paper trail tracing a product back to its production site, enabling verification of production methods and materials.

What foods are covered under the current organic standards?

Fruits and Vegetables, including Mushrooms
Grains
Legumes
Nuts and Seeds
Bakes
Meats & Poultry

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