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Organic Certification

Introduction to Organic Certification

If an organization wants to commercialize organic products for a particular market, to gain consumer confidence, to protect the environment from harmful products and processes, to preserve animal welfare, the Organic certification can help.

What is organic certification:

It is an accredited process for producers of organic food and other agricultural products. The primary purpose and intention of this certification is to assure quality of product and prevent fraud before sales. That is why demand for this certification is growing day by day globally.

Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products.

 

Why Organic Certification:

  • It is essentially aimed at regulating and facilitating the sale of organic products to consumers.
  • Individual certification bodies have their own service marks, which can act as branding to consumers—a certifier may promote the high consumer recognition value of its logo as a marketing advantage to producers.

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What benefits it brings to the organization:

  • Organic Certification helps in building trust between consumers and organic farmers
  • The Certification Mark Organic is the only means to differentiate between certified Organic and
  • Conventional foods.
  • Labels and certification marks help a consumer to recognize trust worthy organic products easily.
  • Organic certification and the logo are important marketing tools.
  • Organic Certification helps in getting comparatively better price.

5.Applicable to:

Any business directly involved in food production including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants.

6.How can Smartedge help to get started?

  • Gap Analysis:  Assessment of existing management system practices against the selected standard requirements.
  • Project Plan: Prepare a implementation project plan based on the time lines looking for; 
  • Orientation Training:  Top/Senior Management orientation on selected standard requirements and implementation action plans preparation;
  • Developing different levels of documentation ( Tier 1-3/4): Identification of processes required for the products produced and services provided; External and internal issues affecting the business, interested parties needs and expectations, Framing draft quality policy, organizational objectives, role, responsibility and authority, various risks affecting and opportunities arises, functional and system procedures, different implementation formats and checklists;       
  • System Implementation: Implementation of the selected management system as per the developed documentation;
  • Company-wide Training: Training on detailed clause wise requirements and relating them to their departments and Internal audit.
  • Internal Audits: Periodic assessment of system implementation and corrective actions.
  • Pre assessment:  Initial audit by Certifying agency, and, implementation of corrective actions.
  • Final Assessment: Certification audit by the Certifying agency and recommendation for certification.
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