To provide for the focused and well-directed development of organic agriculture and quality products, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the Government of India launched the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) in 2000. This program was formally notified in October 2001 under the Foreign Trade & Development Act. According to DGFT notifications, agricultural products exported as organic need to have an organic certificate issued by an accredited certifying agency.
Certification allows you to use the India Organic logo. The India Organic certification mark certifies that an organic food product conforms to NPOP standards.
The scope of the NPOP is comprehensive. It includes policies for the development and certification of organic products and national standards for those products and processes. The NPOP also takes into account accreditation of programs to be operated by inspection and certification agencies, along with the certification of organic products. You can download the NPOP standard.
As Food Safety professionals organization, Centre For Food Safety provide consultancy for inspections and certifications of farms, farmer groups, processors, traders/exporters and wild collection units in accordance with the guidelines of the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP).
All services are executed by highly qualified and experienced staff. Our global network of offices allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst maintaining the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures. We offer a wide range of certification programs: some of these can be linked to organic certifications and we can combine them all into a single and cost-effective audit.