- Recognised AQIS Accredited Certification Bodies under the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce include AUS-QUAL Limited, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), Bio-Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI), NASAA Certified Organic (NCO), Organic Food Chain (OFC), Safe Food Production Queensland (SFQ), Tasmanian Organic-dynamic Producers (TOP).
- Under section 8 “Imported Product” of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce, ACO may recognise the organic status of imported products or ingredients. Certified operations will need to check with ACO for compliance of any imported products.
- Please note that additional importing country criteria or other regulatory criteria may override this recognition for given products or situations (eg USDA NOP, JAS, Europe, Canada, COSMOS).
Private standards which do not have any form of third party accreditation are not recognized. Onus is on operators to ensure that certified ingredients/products meet the requirements of the Australian Certified Organic Standards