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OFA welcomes government support

The Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) has welcomed the Gillard Government’s $33,000 support for Standard Australia’s organic and biodynamic products.

"As the peak industry body for the Australian organic and biodynamic sector, the Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) has spent four years working in partnership with the government and the Australian organic and biodynamic sector on this project," Andre Leu, chair of the OFA, said.

According to the OFA, an Australian Standard will provide the organic industry with a uniform national benchmark for the production and the marketing of organic produce on the domestic market.

“This standard can be used by government agencies such as the ACCC to ensure compliance against misleading and deceptive practices for organic products sold on the domestic market including imported products," Leu said.

“The adoption of a single national standard for organic produce will provide greater certainty and credibility for industry and consumers and will be a major step forward in the industry’s development.”

 

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