Record Number Of Comments For Organic Standard

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From the desk of:

Andre Leu, Chairman

P.O. Box 800, Mossman, Qld 4873

Ph: +61 7 40987610  Mob: 0428 459870

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Friday 24 Oct 2008


Record Number of Comments for Organic Standard



“Over 900 comments were received on the draft of the Australian Standard for Organic and Biodynamic

Products. Previously 60 comments were considered a high number for a draft standard.” stated Andre Leu,

Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia.


"This unprecedented level of support shows that the Australian organic sector wants to ensure that this

standard meets the needs of our complex industry as well as the expectations of our consumers" Andre

stated. 


“The OFA and other industry organisations received submissions from the whole spectrum of the organic

sector from producers, processors, retailers, consumers and certifiers.” Tim Marshall, Chair of the OFA

Standards Committee said.


"As the peak industry body for the Australian organic and biodynamic sector, the Organic Federation of

Australia (OFA) has spent three years working in partnership with the government and the Australian organic

and biodynamic sector on this project," Eric Love, Deputy Chair stated.


"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. Once developed, 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," Mr Leu

said.

 


-ENDS-

The Organic Federation of Australia is the peak body and the largest representative organic organisation in Australia. For

further information please visit www.ofa.org.au


For Interviews: 

Andre Leu, Chairman

Land: 0740987610

Mobile: 0428 459870

Email: chair@ofa.org.au


Eric Love  Deputy Chair

Land: 02 9922 3456

Mobile: 0419 619455

Email: eric@corebusinessnet.com

Tim Marshall Director: 08 8339 1250

Mobile: 0412 473 230

Email: tim@tmorganics.com









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