Organik is proud of the quality and freshness of its vegetable, herb and fruit products. We try to build quality into every step of our farm to end-user process. These steps include production, processing and distribution. In the production step two words are important. They are Organic and GAP. In the processing step the word HACCP is important.
I. Organically Grown
"Organically grown" food is food grown using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Pesticides derived from natural sources (e.g., biological pesticides) may also be used in producing organically grown food. Many producers grow according to accepted organic standards however they are not certified by an external body.
Good Agricultural Practices, also known as GAP, are a collection of principles applied to on-farm production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food, while taking into account economical, social and environmental sustainability.
GLOBALGAP a common standard for farm management practice created in the late 1990s is an acronym for Good Agricultural Practices. It is now the world\'s most widely implemented farm certification scheme. The standard was developed using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. It has definitive rules for growers to follow, and each production unit is assessed by independent third party auditors.
English readers can go up to the information provided on GLOBALGAP (see above) for clarification of this certification standard. VietGAP is the Vietnamese equivalent of GLOBALGAP. For more information in Vietnamese on this subject go to the VietGAP site.
II. Certificated Organic
Many national and private organizations have established organic growing standards against which they measure individual producers. Those producers who meet their standards are issued a certification. For certified organic products on this website, the following certifications are stated in the attributes. These certifications are specific to the products.
The ACO logo reassures consumers that all the product ingredients have been certified to the Australian Certified Organic Standard and have met rigorous certification checks. ACO is Australia’s leading certification program.
Naturland promotes organic agriculture the world over and its 53,000 members make it one of the major organic farming associations. As a forward-looking association, Naturland attributes the same importance to issues of social responsibility as to organic expertise. Naturland’s farmers produce high-quality foodstuffs without recourse to genetic engineering – safeguarding both the environment and the consumer. For more information go to Naturland.
Organic farmers, ranchers, and food processors follow a defined set of standards to produce organic food and fiber. The American Congress described general organic principles in the Organic Foods Production Act, and the USDA defines specific organic standards. For more information go to USDA.
ICEA, Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute, is a Consortium that control and certifies companies that carry out their activities in respect of people and nature, defending workers dignity and rights of consumers. ICEA is among most important bodies of the sector in Italy and in Europe, where it operates to favour a fair and socially sustainable development that ranges from organic farming to other bio related sectors.
The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia Limited (NASAA) is an international association of organic operators. The operators endeavour to use sustainable organic agricultural practices, which maintain a balance of productivity with low impact on the environment, thus preserving the ecological quality of the land for future use.
OCIA International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.
- Organic Farming
Organic farming relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. It uses uses fertilizers and pesticides considered natural but excludes the use of synthetic petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides; plant growth regulators; genetically modified organisms and human sewage sludge; for reasons including sustainability, openness, independence, health, and safety.
The Camdodian Organic Agriculture Association is the nationwide private sector organization working for the promotion of organic agriculture in the Cambodia.
The JAS Standards for organic plants and organic processed foods of plant origin were established in 2000 on the basis with the Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods which were adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
The responsibility certificate granted by EU Certification is a recognition issued to a company that shows its customers that the company has taken care of its regulatory obligations appropriately.
III. Processing Standards
Organik works on the "Field to Fork" principal. We try to ensure quality and safety in every step in the process. That's why we use the highest standard possible in ensuring that the vegetables you put on your fork are safely processed.
Hazard analysis and critical control points or HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. The Organik Farm’s processing facility is HACCP Certified.