Date of issue: 9 December 2022
Date of effect: 1 January 2023
Reference Number: IAN 2022-06
Organic operators and exporters, organic certifying bodies, industry bodies
To advise of the release of an updated National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce Edition 3.8.
The National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce Edition 3.8 has now been released and is now available on the department’s website.
Edition 3.8 will come into force 1 January 2023.
Edition 3.8 has changes relating to the following:
- Section 1.15 – Amendment - Livestock Breeds and Breeding - semen sexing in livestock intended for milk production
- Section 3.1.6 – Amendment – Cosmetics and Skincare - Sodium Hydroxide may be used as a pH adjuster (and appendices)
- Section 3.2 – New commodity – Wine Production (and applicable appendices).
Edition 3.8 also has edits relating to a department name change, administration changes and structure changes for readability and access purposes. No other changes have been made to existing sections or related reference numbers.
The department would like to thank all that helped develop these inclusions to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce Edition 3.8. In particular, the members of the National Standard Advisory Committee, the wine industry sub-committee and the wider organic wine industry.
A copy of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce Edition 3.8 is now available on the department’s website.
Contact OrganicExports@aff.gov.au if you have any queries.
The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.