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How to register as an organic operator

Under Council Regulation EC 834/2007 (pdf 190Kb) as amended and Council Regulation EC 889/2008 (pdf 1,782Kb) as amended, an organic operator must notify the detail of their organic enterprise to the Department and submit it to inspection. Accordingly any operator who produces, prepares or imports from a third country organic produce for the purpose of marketing it must:

1.Submit their enterprise to inspection and certification by one of the following inspection bodies:

Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association Ltd. (IOFGA)
13 Inish Carraig
Golden Island
Co. Westmeath
N37 N1W4
Tel: (090) 6433680
Fax: (043) 6449005
Organic Trust Ltd.
Vernon House,
2 Vernon Avenue,
Dublin 3
Tel: (01) 853 0271
Fax: (01) 853 0271
Global Trust Certificate Ltd
3rd Floor
Block 3
Quayside Business Park
Mill Street
Co. Louth
Phone No. (042) 9320912
Fax No. (042) 9386864
BDA Certification - Organic and Demeter
The Painswick Inn Project
Glouscetershire, GLS 1QG
United Kingdom
Phone No: 00 44 1453 766296
Fax No: 00 44 1453 759501


2. Register with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. A registration form (ORG1) must be completed by both the operator and the relevant inspection body above.