Product certification

Getting your product approved
If you are a producer or trader you need to get your product approved. You can submit your application if you log on to our website after your regsitration.
Submit your application before your initial inspection as it will be subject to your assesment.

Allready certified?
You can submit for new product cerfification (approval) or change existing certifications through our website.
Please use the guidelines underneeth. These guidelines will speed up the approval process as you'll be able to spot any issues with your product's composition or labelling much earlier.

Guidelines:
Does your product consist of a minimum of 95% organic ingredients? Including in your calculation: agricultural ingredients, either organic or non-organic, organic additives ,  organic yeast or yeast extract.Do not include in your calculation: water, salt, processing aids or additives not marked as organic.
• Additives, Processing Aids and Natural Flavourings. The use of SOME additives and processing aids is permitted when used for specific functions. Full information on permitted processing aids and their specific use can be found in List VIII.
• WARNING: if you use an additive or processing aid that is not on this list, or you are using it te perform a function that is not specified, your product will lose organic status and you may be required to recall products. If you are unsure, please contact us.
• Does your product use only additives permitted listed in VIII? Does your product use only processing aids permitted listed in VIII?
•Natural flavourings are permitted as long as they meet specific requirements in EC regulation 1334/2008. Upload an appendix from your suplier when submitting your application to prove this. They do not need to be included in the % calculation of organic ingredients.
•The EU recognises that some ingredients may not be available as organic, these are listed in IX.
•If you have trouble obtaining other ingredients in organic form, then you may have to apply for an exemption at RVO DRbio-import@rvo.nl. Contact Bionext first als they might be able to help you find them.
•If you are unsure if your new product meets these requirements, then please contact us before you submit your application.

Have you ensured that your suppliers  of organic ingredients / products have their own organic licence?
Anyone who prepares, stores and places organic products on the market (including wholesalers) must be licensed by a recognised certification body and hold a valid organic certificate. Companies that sell finished packed products to the end consumer are exempt e.g. retailers. Retailers with their own organic range (private label) have to be certified.
You will need to verify that your suppliers hold organic certification by checkiing that an in date certificate is available, which covers the type of product they are selling to you. A supplier must not be used if they are unable to provide the evidence that their own operation is certified organic (note exemption for retailers).  Your supplier is the company that invoices you for the goods.

We also certify products with one or more organic ingredients. You may sell these products as a non-organic product made with organic ingredients. The use of additives and processing aids are subject to the same conditions that apply to organic products. For a non-organic product made with organic ingredients, there are other labelling requirements.

You must get a signed GMO declaration form,,from your suppliers of non-organic ingredients to show that they do not contain any GMOs or their derivatives.