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This accreditation authorizes CERES to carry out conformity assessments in the fields of plants and plant products from agricultural production or harvest, gathering of eatable wild plants, processing and export of plant products and foodstuffs composed of plant products from organic production, manufactured according to Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007, EC889/2008 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs.
The Fair Trade certification model is designed and audited to ensure equitable trade practices at every level of the supply chain. To earn a license from Fair Trade USA to use the Fair Trade Certified™ label on their products, companies must buy from certified farms and organizations, pay Fair Trade prices and premiums and submit to a rigorous supply chain audits. This process entails a high level of transparency and traceability in their global supply chains.
The consistent application of Naturland’s standards and certification requirements from the field to the finished product is the basis for the production of organic produce of a special quality, which also includes aspects of nature and the environment. Naturland pursues a quality assurance system, which corresponds, to international norms. Independent bodies check the effective implementation and documentation of this system annually. The key is a holistic approach, sustainable management, nature conservation and climate protection in actual practice, preserving and maintaining the soil, air and water, as well as consumer protection.
In 2012, USDA commemorated and celebrated its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Agriculture. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic. Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only approved substances.
For the products that contain a minimum of 90% Swiss-grown raw materials, the Bud label is supplemented with the words “BIO SUISSE” (Association of Swiss Organic Agriculture Organizations).
ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn bring many business benefits.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management practices. Essentially, OHSAS helps in a variety of respects…it helps minimize risk to employees etc; improve an existing OH&S management system; demonstrate diligence; gain assurance etc.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.