Why do people purchase organically baked
The answer is that organic products are
perceived to be better for their familys
health and also better for the environment
of our planet.
Main reasons people purchase organic products
1. Free of synthetic Chemicals such as pesticides
2. Perceived higher nutritional
3. Concern over antibiotic drug residues.
4. Concern over the health effects of Genetically
5. Concern for our environment.
6. Organic foods perceived to be safer and
less likely to cause food poisoning.
How do you define Organic Foods?
Organic foods are produced without the use
of toxic pesticides and fertilizers and
are minimally processed to maintain the
integrity of the food without artificial
ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
To maintain these strict standards Certifiers
regularly inspect farm fields and production
facilities and keep detailed records of
What does Organic Certification mean?
Certification is the process by which a
company is found to meet all the requirements
of a certifying agency that does an in-depth
inspection of farming and packaging operations
to verify that food is grown, handled and
processed without any synthetic chemicals,
in full compliance with established organic
standards. Certification is the customers
assurance that what they are buying is truly
How does a company become a Certified Organic
To be recognized as a Certified
Organic Manufacturer a company must apply
to an accredited certifying agent. After
application has been made the agent requires
data on all ingredients, sanitation procedures
and other pertinent data. There is then
an on-site inspection to verify all data
submitted and to insure that all methods
of production meet requirements. There are
periodic inspections required to maintain
• That warehousing and ingredient
handling procedures do not allow for commingling
of organic and non-organic ingredients.
• Methods of Pest Control. The aim
is to eliminate pests by non-chemical means
so that there is no contamination of the
• Documentation of procedures and
records of actual practice must be kept
and records of input and lot numbers of
all ingredients be recorded. It is important
that the ingredients used are certified
organic and that the supplier be able to
provide the necessary documentation.