Consumers must able to count on the fact that organic produce really is organic. So organic certification isn’t handed out just like that. In order to earn the right to the ‘organic’ label , fruit and vegetable production must meet the requirements documented in a wide range of national and international standards. These regulations are laid down in law by the relevant authorities in each country. Supervising authorities monitor the implementation of these legal requirements, annual inspections and certification. Where necessary, sanctions are imposed.
• Food safety (residue and microbiology)
• Social standards
• Product quality
• Presentation, freshness, flavour, and shelf life