Malaysian Organic Scheme

Malaysian Organic Scheme

Governing Organization

Department of Agriculture, Malaysia

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Auditing / Certification Body

Department of Agriculture, Malaysia

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies


Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related


SOM is a certification programme developed by the Department of Agriculture to certified farms that are operated in an organic method according to the criteria and guidelines stipulated within the Malaysian Organic Scheme Standard (SOM).  The SOM Standard is based on Malaysian Standard MS1529:2001 The Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Plant Based Organically Produced Foods. The SOM Standard also covers the conditions and criteria which are derived from the enactment that regulates the law on hazard control which has an impact on the environment, food safety and workers health and safety.

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