Our AsureQuality Organic Standard covers organic primary production, organic processing and labelling.

The standard provides a minimum requirement for you to comply with in order to gain Organic Certification for the production of, labelling of, and claims for organically produced foods.

Download or view the AsureQuality Organic Standard

Depending on your type of operation select one of the links below to download the relevant sections of the standard, or to obtain the full copy please download both documents.

Organic Standard Version 7

AsureQuality Organic Standard Version 7 has been published effective from 31 January 2018. To maintain compliance operators have 12 months from 31 January 2018 to implement any changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of the AsureQuality Organic Standard. From 1 February 2019 Version 6 of the AsureQuality Organic Standard will no longer be valid.

Summary of Changes PDF (271 KB)

AsureQuality Organic Standard (full standard) January 2018 PDF (4.4 MB)

AsureQuality Organic Standard - Primary Production January 2018 PDF (3.5 MB)

AsureQuality Organic Standard - Processing January 2018 PDF (4.1 MB)

Organic Standard Version 6

AsureQuality Organic Standard (full standard) February 2016 V6 PDF (5.6 MB)

AsureQuality Organic Standard (full standard), February 2016, V6 (external link)

AsureQuality Organic Standard - Primary Production, February 2016, V6 (external link)  

AsureQuality Organic Standard - Processing, February 2016, V6  (external link)

Supporting Procedures

AsureQuality Certification Procedures Supporting The Organic Programme PDF (35 KB)