|Buying Organic Products|
Currently there is no government regulation that defines "organic" food; however there are a number of industry groups (certifiers) that carefully regulate and certify locally produced organic products.
Accredited by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS), the certifiers have a vested interest in making sure that suppliers in the organics industry meet the stringent criteria of the "organic standard" and conduct their own rigorous testing to declare the goods "organic".
When shopping, look for the certification logos of Australia's organic certifiers.
When you're buying imported processed goods, you can look for the logo of the certifying organisation from the country where the food was produced.
Australian Organic Certifiers
Major Overseas Certifiers
There are over 380 organic certifiers around the world. Many products manufactured overseas and imported into Australia claim to be "organic". It is important to look for an international certifer's logo and processor number. Popular logos in Australia include: