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Organic Food With Certificated Organic Standard

Organic Food With Certificated Organic Standard

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GBVN1 GBVN1 ACT Posts: 4
1 10 Mar 2018
Organic food is a kind of food that to produce, the producers and salesman must respect a special farming method with no pesticides, chemicals and fertilisers. Organic food is ranged in different level and it is necessary to have a set of requirements that define what organic means and how to clarify the organic level in each kind of farming products.

Organic food for a new organic life
The Organic Standard varies in labels and auditing systems. In this article, we would like to take an overview of 3 organic certifications and understand some differences in organic level and labelling in the process of Organic food production.
Organic certifications in Organic food production
The Australian Certificated Organic Standard – ACO standard is approved, controlled and certified by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS). It requires all the product ingredients to meet the rigorous certification checks. The ACO executes an auditing method and process strictly to ensure that organic production guidelines are respected seriously. The process of organic food production must be checked in every step, all the ingredients for Organic food production must be audited according to the ACO Standard. The organic status of ingredients will be recognised and certificated by the “Bud” logo of ACO certification accreditation.

The Australian Certificated Organic Standard – ACO standard 2016
NASAA Certified Organic (NCO): The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) is one of the Organic certifiers in Australian and International level. NASAA is audited and recognised by DOA Organic and Bio-Dynamic Program in Australia and accredited by IFOAM in international level.
IFOAM Certification: IFOAM Standard is an international organic standard which is applicable worldwide and can be used for certification directly. The IFOAM certification is accredited by 35 countries.
The differences in Organic level and labelling among Organic food
Labeling is an important step in classifying the organic food. Organic labelling is a good way to market a product's value. According to the percentage of organic ingredients and organic status of imported ingredients which are audited during the organic food production steps, people categorise the food into different sections.
100% Organic Certified Apple
100% Organic Certified: with this title, it is easy to understand that the 100% organic-certified food must respect rigorously the organic farming methods which do not contain any types of contamination with non-organic ingredients in the plant, soil or anywhere the plants or animals are grown. It requires the "Organic only" production lines and it applies for the entire plants and farming products in a farm.
Organic Certified: The food under this category is the one containing at least 95% of organic ingredients during the production process.
Made with Organic ingredients: The food which contains more than 70% of organic ingredients in the production are put in the category of “Made with Organic ingredients”.
Non-Organic or Specific Organic Ingredients: The food contains less than 70% of organic ingredients are considered as non-organic food. The food cannot be labelled as organic in the market. The producers can only specify the organic ingredients used in the product.

To know more about Organic food and Organic Certified products, please visit our website at http://naturalorganicliving.com.au/.
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