Standards

OGA Certified Organic

OGA Certified Organic

Governing Organization

Organic Growers of Australia

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Auditing / Certification Body

Organic Growers of Australia

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Organic, Product Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

OGA is a program for small producers, with a gross annual income of less than $75,000, to become certified organic. The process is simpler and less expensive than other organic programs, making it accessible and user-friendly for the smaller producer.  The process takes three years for full certified organic status to be achieved; with the first year classed as Pre-Certification and the next two years as In Conversion (IC). Producers are audited annually and contingent on successful audits their products can be labelled Fully Certified (A) Grade Organic after three years.  As a client of OGA you will be able to market your produce at farmers’ markets, local shops, from your farm gate or via box scheme home deliveries. OGA is for the domestic market only, however if you plan to export your product as Certified Organic in the future you can easily transfer into the ACO program which uses the same criteria. BFA runs regular workshops to inform and assist producers to understand the process of becoming certified organic and to choose the best program for their market needs, whether that is the Small Producer Program with OGA or ACO for the larger or export-oriented producer.

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