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Steps to Organic Conversion

Organic Certification Bodies

The Organic Certification Bodies (OCBs) provide an inspection and certification service for all Organic Production Units in Ireland. They have been designated and are regulated by the Organic Unit of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), and are responsible for upholding the Organic standards as defined by the EU.

The OCB sends an information pack on request. The pack is tailored to the producers’ needs and will generally contain information on the application and conversion process, an application form and a guide to the Organic Standards. Once the application and conversion plan are received and assessed, an initial inspection will be arranged.

The OCBs carry out annual inspections of every organic enterprise.

Further information can be sourced from these certification bodies.


IOA (Irish Organic Association) 
Unit 13, Inish Carraig, Golden Island, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  
Tel: 090 6433680 | Email: info@irishoa.ie | Web: www.irishorganicassociation.ie



Organic Trust 
Office A1 , Town Centre House, Naas Town Centre, Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare. 
Tel: 045 882377 | Email: info@organictrust.ie | Web: www.organictrust.ie



Global Trust Certificate Ltd. (Aquaculture only)
3rd Floor, Block 3, Quayside Business Park, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth 
Tel: 042 9320912 Email: info@gtcert.com