CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

The Bio-Dynamic Research Institute is accredited by the Commonwealth Government Organic Program, as a recognised Certification Body.

Since April 2016 we have been accredited by IOAS to ISO 17065.

The Bio-Dynamic Research Institute certify Operators to the National Standard for Organic and Bio Dynamic Produce as well as the rights to use the Demeter trade mark.

The National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce provides a framework for the organic industry covering production, processing, transportation, labelling and importation. Furthermore the Standard aims to ensure conditions of fair competition in the market place by distinguishing those products produced according to this Standard from those produced by other means. Use of this Standard provides transparency and credibility for the industry and protects the consumer against deception and fraud.

ORGANIC:
This is Organic certification for Operators who satisfy the requirements of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.

The "Organic Certified" trade mark can be assigned to produce and or products which satisfy the above standard.


BIO-DYNAMIC:
This is Bio-Dynamic certification for Operators who satisfy the requirements of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce including section 1.25.

The "Organic Certified" trade mark can be assigned to produce and or products which satisfy the above standard.


DEMETER BIO-DYNAMIC:
For the rights to use the Australian DEMETER Bio-Dynamic trade mark an operator must satisfy the requirements of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce and show soil structure development and farm management as detailed in the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method Standard.








CERTIFICATION PROCESS

THE 6 SIMPLE STEPS towards certification to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.



Step 1] Fill out the Application Form and send it to the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute with the current application fee.



Step 2] An officer from the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute will contact you to discuss your application to ensure that you have satisfied all requirements.



Step 3] On approval of your application you will be notified of your initial inspection date. The initial inspection fee will need to be paid prior to your Operation being inspected.



Step 4] On completion of your initial inspection you will be notified of any corrective actions that are required to be resolved.



Step 5] The Standard requires a twelve month period between your initial application and when your Operation becomes in-conversion. If your Operation can demonstrate prior Organic management practices for at least one year prior to your application that would satisfy the requirements of the Standard then your Operation would be considered for in-conversion.



Step 6] Your Operation will be in-conversion and inspected annually to ensure you satisfy the requirements of the Standard for a period of at least three years from commencing Organic management practices prior to becoming fully certified. The Bio-Dynamic Research Institute charges an annual certification fee billed in January as detailed in the Fees Form.



Fees Form
Application Form






The Bio-Dynamic Research Institute is an Australian Government approved organic certification organisation.
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