Verstegen Spices & Sauces BV has a SKAL certification for the external storage location for the storage of a number of organic herbs, spice mixes and sauces. The rules regarding storage have to do with: is your administration in order and are non-organic items kept separate from organic items?
In order to be able to call a product ‘organic’, the production must comply with certain legal regulations. Do you want to know which one? Then read on.
Information about the EKO/SKAL . certificate
Organic farming maintains the natural balance between humans, plants and animals. No fertilizers and no chemical synthetic pesticides are used. Animals are kept in as natural conditions as possible, both in terms of living environment and food. Furthermore, applications of genetically modified organisms are not allowed!
European legislation stipulates that a plant, animal or product may only be marketed as ‘organic’ if it comes from certified and organic production.
‘Stichting Skal’ certifies organic producers on behalf of the Dutch government. In addition, the foundation generally supervises compliance with the legal rules regarding organic production. It also provides a constant flow of information to both consumers and producers.
SKAL certification protects the consumer against deception. This prevents fraud in the market. Organic products can be recognized by the designation ‘organic’, but often also by the EKO quality mark.