This article is about certification processes. Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants. The requirements vary from country to country.
The general standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipment that includes:
- Avoidance of synthetic chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives), irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge.
- Avoidance of genetically modified seed.
- Maintaining strict physical separation of organic products from non-certified products.
- Undergoing periodic on-site inspections.