New rules for organic-labelled produce


Standards Australian has introduced strict industry requirements for products labelled organic are genuinely organic.

The standard establishes an agreed set of procedures for the production, preparation, transportation, marketing and labelling of organic and biodynamic food products as well as textiles.

The development of the standard comes after an increase in unsubstantiated claims on labels and will make it easier to prosecute unscrupulous companies by clearly defining what qualifies as organic.

Mr John Tucker CEO of Standards Australia said consumers had led the demand for change in the multi-million dollar industry, which was now mainstream.

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