IE Produce is NZ's 1st BioGro Certified Organic Health Food Store Retailer! Since 2000.
A number of New Zealand retail stores have taken the step to becoming certified organic. This means they have procedures and systems in place to ensure that there is no contamination of organic products with non-organic products.
Organic retailers clearly label and separate their produce so it is easy to identify which produce is certified organic. Certification also allows an organic retailer to use the BioGro logo for marketing purposes, showing to their customers that they are a responsible organic handler.
BioGro proudly certifies the organic stores as well as smaller producers selling at their local farmers markets.You can also find organics in non-certified supermarkets, dairies and bottle stores across New Zealand.
What is organic certification?
Organic certification is the world’s most widely-used, secure and impermeable traceability system. BioGro certify farmers, producers and manufacturers to show that every aspect of their process is compliant to organic standards.
Every single BioGro certified product can be traced back to its origin. For example, a bottle of certified wine can be traced back to the exact vineyard its grapes came from; a single ground of coffee can be traced back to the plantation in which it grew; using certification, we can pinpoint the exact field where an apple was picked.
The certification process makes sure every stage in the ‘chain of custody’ between the producer and the consumer is secure and meets BioGro’s organic requirements. BioGro’s certification process is what empowers consumers to trust organic brands.
Our certification process includes checking a producer’s Organic Management Plan and conducting an annual audit. We visit farms, packing facilities, warehouses, stores and manufacturing operations to make sure their practices meet our organic standards and requirements. Only when BioGro’s organic requirements have been met does a producer receive BioGro certification.