Every company that produces, processes, packs, imports, trades or stores organic products must have a SKAL-certificate.
(With the exception of shops selling the products directly to the end consumer, such as supermarkets).
The certification process is conducted and authorized by the SKAL Foundation.
The SKAL-certificate is based on European legislation. As a result, the SKAL certification is the same throughout the EU.
Therefore, SKAL certified products throughout the EU are provided with a quality mark, so organic products are clearly recognizable to consumers.
Good Seed and Plant Practices (GSPP) is an international, transparent business chain system. The purpose of Good Seed and Plant Practices (GSPP) is to prevent tomato seed and plant lots from being infected by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Cmm).
GSPP ensures that the production site’s quality management system, work methods and information supply comply with the GSPP standard. Companies and their production sites are checked periodically. Verification by audit organizations ensures availability of healthy seeds and plants as well as reliable quality information per production site, per entity or per lot/batch.