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Certification Guide

How can I identify Organic products?

First time buyers specially get anxious about the authenticity of the products. We assure you the products labelled as organic on our site are certified and tested products. This ensures no sub-standard product ever reaches your doorstep. Premium quality is assured. You can identify organic products by looking for these quality standards:

USA – USDA Organic Seal. To know more click here.

Europe – EU Organic Farming Logo. To know more click here.

India – India Organic (NPOP) To know more click here.

The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognized by European Commission and Switzerland as equivalent to their country standards. Similarly, USDA has recognized NPOP conformity assessment procedures of accreditation as equivalent to that of US.

All the products we list are NPOP certified.

How does Certification Work?

Understanding the detailed certification process can be a tedious and daunting task. So, we have attempted to explain in simple way for you.

Organic Certification is the procedure by which a written assurance is given on the authenticity of the products being produced. A Certification Agency inspects the entire production and processing system and once it conforms to the requirements of the standards the certification is given.

If the requirements are met, ORGANIC certification is provided. This makes sure that the produce you get is inspected and is true to the word “Organic”. A lot of products are said to be organic but have no certification to show for it. All Things Organic makes sure all the food products we list are certified and tested.

All certification agencies in India are regulated by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

ALL THINGS ORGANIC is also NPOP (National Program for Organic Certification) certified thus making sure the chain from top to bottom is certified and the produce is always regulated.

It is also required by the standards that one can only apply for the certification in their third year of organic farming. This way the soil and the entire process is organic in nature and pesticide free. So briefly the process is:

  • Application by farmer/producer/processor.
  • Application review and risk assessment.
  • Onsite audit ( Interview of concerned personnel, onsite investigation of field/processing/storage, verification of practices and inputs employed )
  • Lab Testing of produce, verification of records maintained by the farmer/producer and yield estimation etc.
  • Informing farmer/producer/processor r of the non-compliant actions and improvements to be done.
  • Assessment of the necessary actions taken by the farmer/producer/processor.
  • Issuance/Denial of scope certification accordingly.

What do the various certification symbols mean?

We understand the need of transparency in the organic sphere and unlike ever done before, we are here to provide it to you. Along with the Farm Traceability program for fresh produce under our brand Organic Origins, we have added Organic Attributes revealing the certifications and status of the certification for your convenience in choosing products. This is the information relayed to us by the suppliers and our checks done on the same.

This logo means that the farm/brand is under going the process of organic certification and have already applied for the same. Once they complete their certification, the logo will be updated accordingly.

This logo means that the product/brand is NPOP (National Programme for Organic Production )certified.

This logo means the product/brand is certified by NOP or USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture ).

This means that the product is made of 100% natural or herbal ingredients and no synthetic ingredients are used. Since there is no certification for natural products, this is according to the information relayed to us by the suppliers and checks done by us.

This means that the product/brand is certified by the EU. (Organic farming - European Commission – Agriculture and Rural Development ).

This means that the product/brand is certified by PGSOC (Participatory Guarantee Systems Organic Council ).

This means that the product/brand is organically grown but at present , it hasn’t undergone the procedure of getting certified. This is in accordance to the information relayed to us by the supplier/farmer and checks done by us.