Certification Bodies

ACO Certification Ltd.

Contract No: 39
Also known as ACO
Home Country: Australia
Address: PO Box 810
18 Eton Street,
4012 Nundah, Queensland
Phone: +61 7 3350 5706
Fax: +61 7 3350 5996

Accreditations

COSMOS

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2013
Contract expiry: June 30, 2022

Standards

  • COSMOS organic and natural standard v3.

Categories

  • Certification of chemically processed agro-ingredients with organic content and approval of ingredients with no organic content
  • Certification of cosmetic products under organic or natural certification

Countries

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Russia

EU Equivalence

The details shown below are the EU categories and countries recommended by the IOAS for EU recognition. For more detailed information on EU recognised categories and countries please refer to the current regulation (EC) 1235/2008.

Status: Recommended
First recommended in 2012

Standards

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (including wine)

Countries

  • Australia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

IFOAM

The IFOAM Norms for Organic Production and Processing (edited version of the IFOAM Norms 2017)

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2003
Contract expiry: June 30, 2022

Standards

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1

Categories

  • Beekeeping
  • Crop production
  • Grower groups
  • Livestock
  • Plant breeding
  • Processing and handling
  • Wild products

Countries

  • Australia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Thailand
  • Fiji

ISO/IEC 17065

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2006
Contract expiry: June 30, 2022

Standard

  • National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce ed. 3.7.

Categories

  • All categories covered by the standard

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1.

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (including wine)

Countries

  • Australia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • Freshcare Code of Practice Food Safety and Quality, Edition 4

Categories

  • Grower and Packer
  • Grower
  • Packer
  • Marketing Group

Countries

  • Australia

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, TE

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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