Regulations & Standards

Organic Standards

National Organic Standard

The National organic standards of Sri Lanka; SLS 1324:2018 are based on the principles of organic agriculture, including the avoidance of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Nano products. The standards also emphasize the conservation of soil fertility, biodiversity, and the use of sustainable practices. It is  explaining requirement for organic agriculture production and processing including

1.General requirements for operational system and/ or value chain of organic produce and product shall ensure social, ecological, economic and environmental stability
2.Handling processing storage and transport requirements
3.Safeguarding organic integrity
4.Traceability and record keeping
5.Social justice
6.Packaging requirements
7.Marking and/or labelling requirements
8.Marketing requirements

Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)

The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) is the national accreditation body of Sri Lanka. It is responsible for establishing and maintaining accreditation systems in various fields, including testing laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, and other conformity assessment bodies.

SLAB accredit Certification Bodies as per ISO/IEC 17065 to certify organic agricultural products as organic according to Sri Lanka Organic Standard SLS 1324:2018

SLAB maintains an accreditation directory that lists all the accredited bodies in Sri Lanka. This directory helps stakeholders, including businesses, regulators, and consumers, to identify accredited bodies and make informed decisions.

International Organic Standards

It's important to note that organic regulations can vary from one country or region to another. Different governments and international organizations may have their own sets of organic standards and certification requirements.

1.United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has its own National Organic Program (NOP) standards
2.European Union has its own regulations (EU Regulation) for organic farming and labeling
3.Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan introduces JAS standard.