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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 Marine, 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 so that if successful, an in-conversion licence can be granted.

The OCBs carry out annual inspections of every organic enterprise.

Further information can be sourced from these certification bodies.

IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association), 16A Inish Carraig, Golden Island, Athlone.
Tel: 090 6433680 Email: info@iofga.org Web: www.iofga.org

Organic Trust, 2 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin3.
Tel: 01 8530271 Email: organic@iol.ie Web: www.organictrust.ie

Institute of Marketecology (IMO), 4 Lough Owel Village, Tullaghan, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
Tel: 087 2517291 Email: angelika.brady@imo-control.org Web: www.imo.ch

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 Web: www.gtcert.com

BDA Certification - Organic and Demeter, The Painswick Inn Project
Gloucester, Glouscetershire, GLS 1QG, United Kingdom
Tel: 00 44 1453 766296 Email: certification@biodynamic.org.uk