>>> Non-Organic Standards
National Organic Program of the USDA (United
States Department of Agriculture)
Japanese Agricultural Standard of Organic
Agricultural Products (including Processed Foods)
of the MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry
and Fisheries of Japan)
Bio Suisse is the umbrella organization of the
Swiss organic farmers.
||Canada Organic Regime
In 2009, Canada and the USA signed an equivalence
agreement for organic products. Products
certified to the US National Organic Program, can
be sold as organic also in Canada.
||Bird Friendly Coffee
The shade criteria for "Bird Friendly®" coffee
has been developed by the Smithsonian Migratory
Bird Center in the spirit of mutual interest and
cooperation with others involved in coffee
(producers, traders, retailers, researchers,
etc.) who share concerns about this very
important aspect of sustainable coffee
Remark: At the bottom of the page you will find a
link to the pdf.file "Norms for Production,
Processing and Marketing of "Bird Friendly ®"
Demeter is the brand for products from
Remark: On the DEMETER website please go for
Naturland is one of the most important
organisations in the field of organic agriculture
in Germany. On the global level Naturland is one
of the major certifying organisations for organic
Remark: On the NATURLAND website please go for
"Naturland e.V. Standards".
The Soil Association is the UK's leading
campaigning and certification organisation for
organic food and farming.
Remark: On the website of Soil Association please
go for "Organic Standards".
The first KRAV Standard where published 1985 and covered plant production. Today they have Standards for 19 different types of production.
GLOBALG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) offers guidance on safety and sustainable agriculture in food production worldwide. More and more producers, suppliers, and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match. The standard is transparency towards consumers in agricultural food production. CERES is an approved as certification body at FoodPlus GmbH for the following sub-scopes:
1. Fruit and Vegetables
2. Combinable Crops
3. Plant Propagation Material
4. Flowers and Ornamentals
Furthermore, CERES can conduct inspection for the following Add-on:
• GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice),
• NURTURE (Tesco),
• FSMA PSR (GLOBALG.A.P. Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule)
• TR4 Biosecurity for Bananas
||Donau Soja / Europe Soya*
The label "Donau Soja" refers to traceability assured, non-GMO soybeans from the extended Danube countries.
Starbucks? socially and environmentally
responsible buying guidelines for coffee and
cocoa are respectively called C.A.F.E. Practices
and COCOA Practices. CERES has been approved as a
verification organisation by SCS.
Utz Certified is a certification program for
sustainable coffee, cocoa and tea
The Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in fair trade and social responsibility standard development, ethical supply chain management and accountable, sustainable community development.
The 4C Certification System works towards building a sustainable coffee supply chains and improved livelihoods of farmers. 4C applies high standards on economic, social and environmental conditions for coffee production and processing.
||The Union for Ethical Bio Trade*
UEBT brings together a range of stakeholders (companies, NGOs, governments) to promote sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity.
||Símbolo de Pequeños Productores*
The SPP is backed by an independent certification system, guaranteeing consumers that products come from authentic, democratic, self-managing organizations of small producers, and that they have been produced in line with criteria for economic, social, cultural and ecological sustainability, and commercialized under fair conditions.