Kelpak 24201 and Fervelita Ecklokelp have been inspected and found suitable for use in Organic Agriculture conforming to the annexes of the (CE) regulation no. 834/2007 and 889/2008 and of NOP Regulation as attested by Ecocert SA.
Ecocert is a pioneer and global leader in the certification of organic products whose certificates are recognised in all organic markets worldwide.
Until recently Kelpak 24201 was inspected and attested for use in organic agriculture by both IMOswiss AG and Ecocert. Although IMOswiss AG has been part of the Ecocert Group since 2013, our organic formulation was inspected by both entities for global recognition.
This certification service has been re-organised within the Ecocert Group. As a result IMOswiss AG is to mainly focus on inspection and certification services for sustainability standards, while Ecocert will offer the certification services for all international organic standards.
IMO will cease its organic inspection and certification activities on 10 December 2017. Consequently, all IMO organic attestation certificates will lose their validity and IMO logos will in time be phased out and omitted from Kelpak 24201 product labels and marketing material. The Ecocert Certificate and Ecocert logo will take its place. Please note that this will in no way affect Kelpak 24201's organic standard.
KIWA BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH
KIWA BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH is an independent and private controlling agency, operating since 1992, which certifies organic products worldwide in accordance with international regulations and private standards. They are based in Germany with representing agencies in 4 continents; Africa, America, Asia and Europe. They are also a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements), an umbrella group for all organic certifiers worldwide.
Australian certified organic
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500 operators within its certification system. ACO provides market advantage based on compliance to some of the highest standards available for organic worldwide: Australia, Europe and Taiwan (AQIS), Japan (JAS), US (USDA NOP), international (IFOAM), Canada (COR), Korea and others.
The USDA National Organic Program
The National Organic Program (NOP) is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. They are responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products. These standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE – ORGANIC INPUT MATERIAL PROGRAM
The Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) is an industry funded program that ensures consumers receive fertilizing materials that meet the quality and quantity guaranteed on the product label. Investigators located throughout the state conduct routine sampling and inspections, respond to consumer complaints, and enforce the laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizing materials in California. Environmental scientists and Research Analysts review product labels for misleading claims and compliance with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations.
The Organic Input Material (OIM) Program registers fertilizing materials to be used in organic crop and food production. The program is mandated by the Legislature and supported by the industry. Products claiming to be appropriate for use in organic production are verified to comply with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations and USDA National Organic Program Standards. Effective January 2012, OIMs distributed in California shall be registered with the FMIP.
The Soil Association
The Soil Association Certification is an independent certification body. It carries out inspections and awards organic certification to farms and businesses that meet the correct standards for the UK.
The Soil Association’s standards guarantee the following:
Certified organic ingredients are used
No genetically modified (GMO) ingredients
Product labelling is clear and honest
Ingredients must be environmentally friendly (biodegradable)
ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Kelp products (Pty) Ltd. has been re-certified by the SABS through which it meets the standards required by ISO 9001:2008 quality managment systems to develop, produce and supply plant growth regulators or liquid seaweed fertilisers from kelp.