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.
We are also a member of the following associations:
- OPTA (Organic Processing and Trade Association Europe): represents industry leading, EU-based organic processing and trade companies
- BioNederland: association of organic producers and trade
- Fresh Produce Centre: promoting the interests of companies that are active in the sale of fruit and vegetables