What is the Australian Organic Standard?
The Australian Organic Standard (AOS) outlines requirements for operators wishing to attain certification. This includes records required, inputs allowed, and minimum practices required.
Ultimately, certification to the AOS allows certified operators to use the BUD logo which is a customers' guarantee of organic integrity.
Australian Organic (formery BFA Ltd) has 12 independent Technical Sub-Committees made up of Australian Organic members, and other experts in their field. The Committees advise the Australian Organic on necessary amendments to the Standards and other relevant policy issues. This rigorous consultation process ensures standards remain high, yet attainable.
Whilst in some instances the AOS goes further than requirements by AQIS, the benefits not only enhance the sustainability of the system itself, but serve to improve product integrity. As a result, the customer, both domestically and internationally, recognises this difference and demands produce carrying the Australian Certified Organic BUD logo.
Click here to download the current AOS 2010
Alternatively, contact the Australian Organic office on 07 3350 5716 or via our Contact Page to order your hardcopy.