Welcome to Check Organic

  • Do you want to foster sustainable food production practices within your country?
  • Do you want to promote the integrity of your country's organic products?
  • Are you looking for means and ways to efficiently detect and prevent fraud?
  • Do you want to underpin your country's certification system with a proven mass balance approach?
  • Do you want to overcome trade barriers due to special guidelines?
  • Do you want to lower costs for your certified operations?
  • Do you want to open up new markets for your farmers, processors and traders?

Then Check Organic is the right tool for you.

Benefits: Why should authorities use Check Organic?

Transparency enhances your country's image.

Check Organic is an international data platform that helps to reveal food fraud at its very source and thereby protects the reputation of your country and of its organic products. The platform goes beyond easily falsifiable, paper-based organic certificates by mapping product transaction data and linking it with certification data in real-time. Based on the certified organic acreage, expected yield and actual product transactions, the system calculates a mass balance and checks the plausibility of produced and processed vs. sold organic quantities. It displays every supply chain party's operator and product integrity status via an intuitive traffic light system and warns you right away of detected irregularities. The tool further allows you to stay abreast of and react flexibly to international regulatory changes.

Traceability builds trust.

The tool can serve as a reliable traceability system for your organic agricultural sector and helps you to oversee your certification bodies' performance. This enables you to unveil weaknesses within supply chains before fraud scandals are taken up by the press. Check Organic provides you insight into complex supply chain structures whilst checking automatically if the traded organic volumes match the corresponding production capacities, including pre-processed products, e.g. oil, powder, pulp. Displaying transparency and determination to unveil fraudulent behaviour through Check Organic helps you to create trust and credibility.

Digitalisation displays proficiency.

All data within Check Organic is logically structured and centralised, allowing for quick and sound data analysis and providing meaningful statistics, e.g. about import and export transactions or certified organic acreage, crops, livestock, and products. All sensitive data is protected, and each user only has access to the data that are subject to their respective area of responsibility. The digitised data is safely stored with an ISO-certified Austrian hosting provider, reducing data loss whilst respecting data privacy rights of all participants.

How Authorities use Check Organic

  • Access supply chain data via a special Web Portal for Authorities
  • Gather information about certification data, related supply chain parties and certifiers
  • Monitor supply chains (business relations, geographic localisation)
  • View transaction activities, supply chain structures, mass balances and traffic lights at any time

Our Integrity Toolset

We at Organic Services share the vision that, if managed and monitored conscientiously and efficiently at the same time, the organic sector cannot only supply healthy, nutritious food for everyone, but enable all supply chain parties to make an honest living on which they can build a sustainable future. To reach this, digitalisation throughout the sector is key.

Apart from Check Organic, we therefore also offer Group Integrity as a digital solution for farmers, grower groups and businesses with contract manufaction, and Ecert Basic for small or local certification bodies.

The combination of our three systems considerably facilitates the collaboration between supply chain actors (for example between a farmer group and their external certification body) and creates synergies that benefit the organic industry as a whole.

Expert Insight

At the BIOFACH 2020 congress, Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP), presented upcoming regulatory changes in the United States to strengthening organic enforcement. Click below for more information, videos and slides...

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