The principle of organic agriculture is the sustainable production of food from balanced and fertile soil. The farm has to be managed according to the organic regulations without genetically modified organisms (GMO) and synthetics. During production and processing, the organic and non-organic products must be clearly separated and contamination must be prevented. To reach the organic market, the whole chain of organic production needs to be inspected. Should all requirements be fulfilled, the organic certificate can be issued and the applicable logo can be used on the certified products.
Organic imports from outside the EU into the EU need to be covered by a Certificate of Inspection (COI) through the EU Commission based IT Tool ‘TRACES’. From October 19th 2017, the now commonly used Import Transaction Certificate (ITC) cannot be used anymore for import into the European Union.
Control Union Certifications global network of offices allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.
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Control Union certifies companies all over the world and offers a wide range of certification programmes, some of which can be linked to organic certifications. Our global network of offices allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.