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BECOMING A CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCER

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Interested in learning more about organic growing and processing and getting your produce certified as organic? If so, Wai Organics is keen to hear from you.
Wai Organics, serving Wairarapa organic growers and processors, is part of Organic Farms New Zealand (OFNZ). You can visit our website for more information about certification, the names of New Zealand’s certifying organisations and information about the Bio-Gro standards that OFNZ producers must adhere at
“Organics is first and foremost about soil quality and enriching the soil”, says Jos Paans, Certification Manager. “Part of the organic focus therefore centres using certified inputs that do not damage the soil.”

People buying organic products want to be certain that what they eat or use is produced in accordance with recognised organic standards of one of the three certifying agencies in New Zealand. Regular, independent auditing of OFNZ producers reviews their full adherence to those standards. Those who do not follow the standards may be de-certified.
Planning for this year’s certification round is getting under way. For the first time, Wai Organics is offering one-off advisory visits to those considering becoming certified organic producers.
For further information, email the Certification Manager jos.paans@vodafone.co.nz or the Secretary .

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