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Can an organic product be stored in a non-organic storage facility?

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#1 mec862

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:46 PM

Hello,

 

Can a 100% Organic ingredient be stored at a 3rd party facility that is not Organic Certified?


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:24 PM

It is my experience with this subject that any off site storage of organic product requires the off site storage to be certified as well.

 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

It would depend on your Organic Certifier, but I'm pretty sure it would become NOR if stored at a non-certified location.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

I would disagree, as long as the material is segregated and clearly marked physically as organic use there is nothing within the standard - this is the soil association standard that states that the site needs to be organic certified for storage purpose.

 

It mentions:

 

label the room, area, or racking with the word ‘organic’ to show that it is for storing organic products
 label all organic materials clearly to avoid accidental contamination
 have sufficient space or barriers around the organic storage area to stop accidental contamination
 only use stores, bins and containers that are made of materials suitable for contact with the food they are to store
 dedicate and label bins and containers as organic
 prevent contamination by birds, insects and vermin, and
 clean the stores regularly so that there are no residues which could contaminate organic products or encourage pests.
 
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Regards

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:32 AM

The requirements for storing Organic are changing to try to combat trading companies from selling non-organic as organic. We weren't certified but now must be to sell organic product, our contracted warehouse is approved under our certification to store our organics only, no one else's i.e. they can't use our certification to store organics for another company.

 

Basically, you may not need to now but guaranteed in the very near future you will. You should probably contact your certifier to see what they require


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

Everyone, thank you for your responses. We actually were able to get our hands on an addendum provided by the QAI that allows us to store an Organic ingredient in a non Organic facilty.


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