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Organic Certification

Promoting organic production standards to meet consumer demand for food and agriculture

Assure the environmental quality of food & agriculture products

Organic food products are increasingly in demand throughout the world as a means of guaranteeing quality and safety for consumers. 

The organic agriculture industry is faced with the challenge of producing foodstuffs and agricultural products while using methods which respect the environment and animal welfare. 

Globally, these demands are defined by public regulations, particularly in countries which consume organic products.

What is Organic Certification?

Organic Certification is an internationally recognized set of standards aimed at proving that agricultural and food products have been produced with emphasis on the protection of soil and water, the enhancement of biodiversity and the responsible use of energy and natural resources. 

All food products, clients and suppliers can seek organic certification including farmers (individuals or associations), retailers and independent processors.

What are the key benefits of Organic Certification?

  • Use of the organic logo on your products to demonstrate compliance and communicate to clients (retailers, traders, importers, etc.)

  • Ensure greater access to existing and fast-growing markets

  • Help protect the environment from harmful products and processes and preserve animal welfare

Why Choose Bureau Veritas for Organic Certification?

  • Food Expertise - Bureau Veritas can help every actor in the food supply chain meet the highest standards of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental compliance. More than 10,000 operators are certified by Bureau Veritas Certification.

  • Recognition - Bureau Veritas is accredited for certification of the European organic production standard as well as NOP certification* and JAS certification**. 

  • Network - Thanks to its worldwide network, Bureau Veritas Certification can deliver organic certification in the following countries: France, Slovenia, India, Morocco, Spain, Madagascar, Indonesia and more.

  • Mark of global recognition - The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbolof your organization's on-going commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.

*NOP (National Organic Program) certification: organic specifications for the US market
**JAS (Japanese Agriculture Standard) certification: organic specifications for the Japanese market

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my organic certified products be commercialized internationally?

    The European Organic Certification is recognized by all European Union member countries. In order to access the US market, your products must be certified against the National Organic Program (NOP) when the product is exported from a non-European Union country.

  • Is Organic Certification also possible for cosmetics?

    There is no public organic European regulation on cosmetics. 

    Nevertheless, the European cosmetic industry has recently launched an international private standard, Cosmos. Bureau Veritas is qualified to certify against the Cosmos standard and can help you use the "Cosmebio" labeling on your products.

  • Is it possible to have my aquaculture products certified organic?

    Yes, the EU regulation allows Organic Certification of aquaculture products (such as shrimp, trout, salmon, sea bass, mussels, oysters, etc.) 

    Bureau Veritas Certification is approved worldwide to organically certify aquaculture products.

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