Why Do I Need Organic Certification?
Any food product sold as ‘organic’ in Ireland or in the rest of the EU must comply with EU Organic Regulations and be certified by an approved body such the Irish Organic Association. Our Organic Food and Farming Standards ensure not only that organic operators comply with EU law, but they also go further in certain areas such as livestock production. In addition the Irish Organic Association has developed standards for other enterprises such as organic catering and health and beauty which are currently outside the scope of EU organic legislation.
All Organic operators receive annual visits from IOA inspectors to ensure compliance with our standards. This enables our members to use the Irish Organic Association logo and the EU Organic Logo as appropriate.