EU ORGANIC CERTIFICATION
The EU organic certification gives a coherent visual identity to European Union produced organic products. This makes it easier for consumers to identify organic products and helps farmers to market them across the entirety of the EU.
The organic certification can only be used on products that have been certified as organic by an authorized control agency or body. This means that they have fulfilled strict conditions on how they must be produced, processed, transported and stored.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The National Organic Program (NOP), part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), oversees and enforces the integrity of the rigorous USDA organic standards and the accreditation of organic certifiers.
Organic is one of the most heavily regulated and closely monitored food systems in the U.S. Prescriptive regulations cover the growing, handling, and processing of organic fresh produce and other foods. Any product labeled as organic must be USDA certified.
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION
For nearly 30 years, ECOCERT has and continues to assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices through certification, consulting and training services. Committed to organic farming since its creation, Ecocert has now extended its efforts to many other sectors.
ECOCERT strives to enable production processes that respect the environment, better management of available energy and of natural resources (water, air, soil fertility), socially responsible sectors, and better product quality and safety. All of these elements are essential to address today's economic, social and environmental challenges in order to build tomorrow's world.