How do I add a new Product to my Certificate

If you have a new product that you wish to add to your certificate, there are a few things you need to do. Australian Certified Organic has to make sure that your product is in keeping with your existing certification. To that end, we need to make sure that we have all necessary evidence on file that your new product deserves its certifiction. We may also need updates to some of the information we already have. The process is as follows :

We need to verify the origin for all of the ingredients that you use for your product.

Certified Organic Ingredients
If your ingredients are certified - Great ! - that will make this job a lot easier. We will need you to submit a organic compliance certificate for each certified ingredient.

Natural, Non Organic Ingredients
You may still be able to use natural ingredients that are not certiifed organic. For these cases, we need to assess the ingredients to make sure the integrity of your certification is not jeapordised. Click here to find out information on these assessments, or you can go directly to our Natural Food Ingredients Questionnaire

To view a list og Non-organic, approved food ingredients approved by Australian Certified Organic, Click here.

To make the assessment of your new product go as smoothly as possible, and to minimise going back and forth with requests for further information, you should fill in the apporpriate spreadsheet (see below).

If you have previously filled in a spreadsheet for a product approval, please ensure you use the same spreadsheet for your new product assessment - this will save time becuase you won't have to reinvent the wheel for each new product.

If this is the first time you have submitted a new product for assessment, then please download the appropriate spreadsheet :

For agricultural based products with more than one ingredient
For single ingredient agricultural based products
For new products for Wholesalers

Click here for help on how to fill out the spreadsheet.

Once you have your documentation and your product spreadsheet all filled in, you then need to lodge this information with ACO's service desk. If you haven't used ACO's service desk before, then please click here for help on how to do that.

Product Assessment Spreadsheets

If you have previously filled in a product spreadsheet, please just add to that spreadsheet.

If this is your first time submitting a product for assessment, you need to fill in the applicable product assessment spreadsheet :

Click here for help on how to fill out the spreadsheet.