The term ‘Certified Organic’ means a product has been through a strict certification process and has met the requirements of an approved certification Standard, such as the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce or the Australian Certified Organic Standard. Brands and/or businesses are then audited annually to ensure they continue to meet the strict requirements of the Standard.
Did you know that currently in Australia, there is no regulation for the term ‘organic’? This means that a product can be labelled ‘organic’ even if it has not been through organic certification. Due to our nation’s lack of domestic regulation, you might find products with as little as 2% organic ingredients with an organic claim on their labelling.
The only way to guarantee that your product is authentically organic is to look for a certification mark such as the Australian Certified Organic ‘Bud’ logo.
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