Organic Certification

A growing concern in India for the last couple of decades, as reflected in the farmed food markets worldwide, is the quality of food that people consume. To address this, CDG introduced a certification mark to assure the organic quality of farmed produces worldwide. Today we are a pioneer name in organic certification.

At CDG, we care about quality assurance very seriously. It is thus no wonder that among all the quality certificates that we issue, Organic Certification takes priority. The whole process entails a lot of documentation, and all the steps for getting the certificate must be strictly followed to satisfy compliance audits.

It is sensible to learn a little bit more about why this certification assumes such importance in recent times. People today are ready to pay premium prices to be able to consume organic products. So, what is all this fuss about? Well, the ground reality is that in many countries, the word “organic” is still somewhat loosely used. Many claim their food to be organic, but it is more of a marketing gimmick than certified truth. So if anyone is buying products labelled with the “CDG Organic” logo, one can be sure of getting genuinely organic produce.

CDG understands that a knowledge of the salient features of the process can be useful if you are planning to get Organic Certification in India.

 It begins with applying through a recognised certification company, such as CDG.
 Get inspected and documents reviewed by CDG’s external auditor in collaboration with the applicant’s internal quality manager.
 If the certificate is applied for by a farm, stress must be put on avoiding use of genetically modified products.
 Once all reviews and verification processes are completed, the certification committee of CDG will decide and issue the certification.
 The logo of “CDG Organic” can now be legally used.

An Organic Certificate covers all types of food, be it agricultural products, wild harvests, processed food or even the food that a restaurant serves. We also certify beauty & cosmetics products. The time typically taken for getting a certificate varies. While a farm can get certified in approximately two years, fruit orchards typically take three years. If there is a dairy operating on a certified land, then one can obtain a certificate in about three months. Food processing units can become certified in just a couple of weeks.

The total cost of obtaining an Organic Certificate depends on the three factors of application fee, inspection charges and an annual certification fee. The type of product you want to get certified and the size of your operation will also determine how much you have to fork out. So, what are you waiting for? Contact CDG right away if you are serious about getting Organic Certification smoothly and economically. We assure to provide a fair estimate and our experts will guide you during the certification process from start to finish.

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