Certification Bodies

Australian Certified Organic

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: 30 June 2022

Standards

  • COSMOS organic and natural standard V2.0

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
Contract expiry: 30 June 2022

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

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

ISO17065

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

Standards

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1
  • National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce of Australia ed 3.7
  • Freshcare Code of Practice Food Safety and Quality, Edition 4

Categories

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

Countries

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

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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