AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd offers Organic Certification to the National
Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce. The Standard provides
a framework for the organic industry covering production,
transportation, labelling and importation. Furthermore the Standard
aims to ensure conditions of fair competition in the market place
by distinguishing those products produced according to this
Standard from those produced by other means. Use of this Standard
provides transparency and credibility for the industry and protects
the consumer against deception and fraud.
A certified area of land (primary production) must be under
certification and complaint to the National Standard for a period
of three years before product from that area of land may be
marketed as Organic. The three years includes a minimum of twelve
months of Precertification and the remainder including a
non-negotiable minimum period of 12 months) at In-Conversion to
Organic. Product that is produced during the Precertification
period may never be sold or represented as Organic or In-Conversion
to Organic. Product Certified as In-Conversion Organic can only be
labelled as "In-Conversion".
Certified Organic Certification is full Organic Certification.
Processors and Product Handlers may progress to Certified Organic
status once the initial audit has been reviewed and approved. If a
Processor or Product Handler sources product from In-Conversion to
Organic suppliers they may also be issued an In-Conversion to
Organic logo, and it is a requirement that any In-Conversion to
Organic product be labelled as such. Primary Producers may progress
to Certified Organic status after 24 months of In-Conversion to
Organic Certification and 12 months of Precertification.
Please note that AUS-QUAL also offers Organic Certification to
the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
AUS-QUAL proudly supports the following programmes: