STANDARDS THAT DEFINE "CERTIFIED ORGANIC"
When a grower or processor is "certified organic," it means that a public or private organization which is accredited by the National Accreditation Body (NAB) has verified that the business meets or exceeds the standards set forth in the Indian (National Programme for Organic Production-NPOP) / USA (National Organic Program-USDA-NOP)/ European Organic Rules (Regulation EEC No. 2092/91).
This means the farms and facilities have been inspected by the certifying agency and random samples of products, soil and water have been taken and tested. This also means having elaborated internal control systems and documentation The Government of India has implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).
The national programme involves the accreditation programme for Certification Bodies, standards for organic production, promotion of organic farming etc. The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognized by European Commission and Switzerland as equivalent to their country standards. Similarly, USDA has recognized NPOP conformity assessment procedures of accreditation as equivalent to that of US. With these recognitions, Indian organic products duly certified by the accredited Certification Bodies of India are accepted by the importing countries.
Purna Organics plays an unique role in ensuring, you as a buyer always get the certified organic products (except those products that do not require certification) through our certified organic sellers. As Marketplace, we ensure the products that are listed here are genuine and certified by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority of Govt of India (APEDA). We conduct periodic audits of the products and the certification by visiting to their facilities. In the event if the product do not meet the standards, we will immediatly dilist. In addition, we will be continuously engaing our sellers to ensure they receive modern methods and techniques to maintain the authenticity.