Non- GMO


NON-GMO CERTIFICATION In August 2016 ACO has launched its own Non- GMO standard for the domestic market. This logo can only be used in in combination with the Australian Certified Organic “Bud” logo. The purpose of this Standard and Certification Program is

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China


Australian Certified Organic has partnered with a Chinese Certification Company COFCC to offer certification to the Chinese Organic Regulations GB/T 19630. ACO now has access to a Chinese Inspector based in Australia to ensure timely and cost effective certification is

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OGA


OGA Program Close  The OGA program is being wound up on the 30th June 2018.  The OGA program while providing cost effective certification for small growers due to the programs requirement for an onsite audit every second year, it fails

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USA (NOP)


The National organic Program (NOP), a stand-alone certification program developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), came into effect in October 2002 to regulate organic production, processing and marketing in the US. NOP certification is required for you

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Japan (JAS)


The Organic Japanese Market  The latest figures show that the total volume of domestic and imported certified organic products sold in Japan was valued at over 150 billion yen (approx 1.9 billion AUS$) – an impressive figure that only represents

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Korea


Australian Certified Organic (ACO) was the first international certification body to gain accreditation to the South Korean Organic Standard, holding accreditation for both raw and processed food certification. The accreditation means ACO can provide organic certification in accordance with the

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IFOAM


The IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Standard is an internationally applicable organic standard that can be used directly for certification. A list of accredited certification bodies can be found here. ACO offers certification under IFOAM in line with

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Freshcare


Freshcare is an industry owned, not-for-profit on-farm assurance program, established and maintained to service the Australian fresh produce industry. Freshcare is currently the largest Australian on–farm assurance program for fresh produce; proudly providing on-farm food safety & quality and environmental

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Europe


EU CERTIFICATION In June 2007 the European Council of Agricultural Ministers agreed to a new Council Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. This new Council Regulation contains clearly defined goals, principles and general rules for organic production.

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