For fresh produce or processed food to be labelled as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must come from organically produced plants and animals. Any food product sold as 'organic' falls under the EU regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008. This means that the product must have been produced to these regulations and inspected and certified by a registered certification body, such as Skal
Skal can only grand a certificate if the product and the production chain involved is monitored. A product can only be organic if it is certified. Certification is only granted if the product (and the whole chain involved) is monitored. Skal certifies all organic production in the Netherlands including: farming, food, trade, processing, packaging, import. All these activities must be certified.