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Organic Certification

Promoting organic production standards to meet consumer demand

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Today organic certification meets an increasing worldwide demand for organic food, considered as a guarantee of quality and safety by the consumers.The challenge facing the organic agriculture industry is to produce foodstuffs and agricultural products using methods which respect the environment and animal welfare. Globally, these demands are defined by regulations, particularly in those countries which consume organic products. The principal standards are EU Regulation 2092/91 and the US National Organic Program (NOP). To take into account the regulations in place, the certification scheme depends both on the country of production and the country of destination. This certification is aimed at producer organizations or members of food industries who want to commercialize organic products for a particular market.

SOLUTION

What is Organic Certification?

Organic certification is an internationally recognized set of standards aimed at proving that agricultural and food products have been produced without the use of synthetic chemical products, while using methods which respect the environment and animal welfare. Organic requirements involve a set of production specifications for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping. All organic assessment and qualification references require control and certification by an accredited independant body.

What are the key benefits?
- Demonstrate Organic Standards compliance of products to clients (retailers, traders, importers)
- Inspire consumer confidence
- Ensure greater access to existing and target markets
- Help protect the environment from harmful products and processes
- Preserve animal welfare

WHY CHOOSE BUREAU VERITAS?

Food Expertise

Bureau Veritas can help every player in the food supply chain to meet the highest standards of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental compliance.


Recognition

Qualité-France SAS, a subsidiary of Bureau Veritas, is accredited for certification according to the European and the French organic production standard. We perform inspections in compliance with the following private standards: BIOSUISSE (Switzerland), Naturland (Germany), Soil Association (United Kingdom). Qualité-France SAS also proposes NOP certification (organic specifications for the US market).


Network

Thanks to its worldwide network, Bureau Veritas Certification is already able to deliver organic certification in the following countries: France, Slovenia, India, Morocco, Madagascar & the UK.


Mark of global recognition

The Qualité-France SAS certification mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization's ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability. This mark could be used on your products' labels in order to differentiate them from your competitors.

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How can I obtain organic agricultural certification?

    European reglementary measures for organic agriculture must be put in place. After verifying the conformity of your products and your production conditions, Qualité-France SAS will deliver the licence and certificate which will permit you to guarantee the organic quality of your products.

  • Will my organic products be recognized internationally?

    The European Organic certification (EU Regulation 2092/91) is recognized by all European Union member countries. In order to access the US market, you have to certify your products to the National Organic Program ( NOP).

  • Is organic certification also possible for cosmetics?

    Yes, the EU regulation is allowing to certify cosmetics as organic. Qualité France gets a specific standard and is already approved for these products. The labelling is "Cosmebio"; Contact us to know more about this service.

  • Is it possible to have my aquaculture products being organic certified?

    Yes, the French regulation is allowing to certify aquaculture products (such as shrimps, seabass...) as organic and soon this should be harmonized at EU level. Qualité France is already approved for these products in France and Worldwide. Contact us to know more about this service.

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