Certification of organic farming – our competence
Organic production shall be subject to official control at every stage: production, preparation, storage, transport and distribution.
Stage of “preparation” means the operations of preserving or processing of organic or in-conversion products, or any other operation that is carried out on an unprocessed product without altering the initial product, such as slaughtering, cutting, cleaning or milling, as well as packaging, labelling or alterations made to the labelling relating to organic production.
Polish Centre for Testing and Certification is the control body authorized by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (identification number PL-EKO-06) to conduct control and issue and withdraw certificates of compliance in organic production.
Legal requirements for organic production are included in the following documents:
- Act of 25 June 2009 on organic farming (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 116/2009 item 975)
- Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (Official Journal L 150 of 14 June 2018)
- Implementing acts and delegated acts to aforementioned Regulation can be found at: https://www.gov.pl/web/rolnictwo/przepisy-unijne
- other legal acts: https://www.gov.pl/web/rolnictwo/akty-prawne2
The European Commission is working on new legal regulations regarding organic farming, do not hesitate to follow the information posted on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.