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Processing

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  • All handlers who process, dry, freeze, clean, mix, pack, or label organic products after harvest, need to be certified

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  • Must assure traceability and transparency.
  • Requires a good documentation system.
  • Must not contaminate organic products through inappropriate post-harvest handling.

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  • Only certified organic raw materials can be processed to organic products.
  • Raw materials procured shall have a copy of a valid scope certificate, issued according to the respective standard.

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  • Handlers processing both organic and conventional produce or organic produce certified as per different standards must be separated in time and space
  • In situations where separate warehousing is not feasible, adequate separation with clear demarcation and sign boards.
  • In case of continuous processes (e.g., mill), a reasonable purged quantity of product must be sold as conventional.

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  • The operator must develop an organic production and handling plan depicting process flow and control points.
  • Records pertaining to Organic condition of the product must be made available-Eg., supplier certificates, way bills, reception notes, processing protocols, storage books, invoices.
  • If processing does not take place at regular intervals , operator must inform ADITI in advance regarding the processing.

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  • Organic products shall not come in contact with any polluting substances, such as fuels, pesticides, wood preservatives, detergents, molds etc.
  • Pests should be avoided with good manufacturing practices, pest management practices shall be in place.
  • Irradiation is prohibited.

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  • Organic status of the product shall be clearly reflected as per the standard. Inconversion products shall be clearly distinguishable.
  • Labelling, packing, promotional material shall be sent to ADITI for approval prior to printing.
  • Biodegradable, recyclable, reusable systems and eco-friendly packaging materials shall be used wherever possible

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  • Organic product must be protected from Co-mingling with non-organic products and from contact with materials and substances not permitted for use in organic farming and handling.
  • Storage areas and transport containers for organic product should be cleaned using methods and materials permitted in organic production