Agriculture and Food Organic Certification
SGS’s organic food certification services ensure regulatory compliance and enhance brand value, while safeguarding the environment and satisfying consumer demand for organically produced foods.
Our fast and efficient organic certification programme allows you to respond to the public’s growing awareness of sustainability issues and the push to protect natural resources and biodiversity. It also provides you with an effective entry-to-market tool for the world’s key organic markets.
In addition, our independent organic certification service addresses concerns about:
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Harmful chemicals, such as pesticides and synthetic fertilizers
- Hormones, antibiotics and veterinary drugs in animal feed
Wherever you are within the food supply chain, your organisation can take advantage of our globally-available services and participate in this continuously growing market. Our highly qualified experts provide an organic certification service according to the standards relevant for the most important organic import markets:
- The European Union – organic regulations EC 834/2007 and EC 889/2008
- The United States of America – the National Organic Programme (NOP)
If you want to comply with other certification schemes or organic standards, we can combine them all into a single, cost effective audit.
Farmers, processors, traders and every other operation in the organic production chain must be inspected and certified each year. This ensures compliance or equivalency with the organic production requirements of the intended market. Therefore, if you are an operator wanting to farm organically (or manufacture organic products) and gain SGS certification, we will annually inspect all of the premises and production methods involved in your organic production.
The organic products that we certify may use the designated organic standard logo, as well as the SGS organic logo. This can help to distinguish your product in the market and adds brand value, since consumers are assured that the products they are purchasing are authentically organic.
Contact SGS now to find out how our organic food certification services can ensure regulatory compliance and satisfy your customers around the world.