Certifications & Memberships
Certifications & Memberships
All providers of organic products in Norway are certified by Debio. Debio ensure that farms and fish farms, processing and marketing enterprises, importers and others follow the regulations for organic production, and meet the requirements for marketing organic products under Debio's label. Most of Debio's services deal with the inspection of organic production in accordance with the Norwegian "Regulations on the Production and Labelling of Organic Agricultural Products". The inspection services are based on an agreement with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, and the regulation is based on the EU Council Regulation 2092/91. It covers farming, processing, import and marketing of organic agricultural products. Organic aquaculture includes the farming of various fish species in freshwater, saltwater and brackish water.
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA) is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with 1,065 members in 86 countries. These members include producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, ship brokers, tank storage companies, arbitrators, consultants, lawyers, insurers and others, providing services to traders. FOSFA has an extensive range of standard forms of contracts covering goods shipped either CIF, C&F or FOB, for soybeans, sunflowerseeds, rapeseed, and others, vegetable and marine oils and fats, refined oils and fats, from all origins worldwide, for different methods of transportation and different terms of trade. Internationally, 85% of the global trade in oils and fats is traded under FOSFA contracts.
Gafta is an international Trade Association with over 1500 Members in 89 countries. Membership categories reflect the different aspect of the trade and include Traders, Brokers, Superintendents, Fumigators, Analysts and Arbitrators. Gafta's aim is to promote international trade in grain, animal feed materials, pulses and rice and to protect the interests of its members worldwide, providing the support and international contacts they require. In supporting its aim of promoting international trade, Gafta operates a Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS), holds registers of approved Superintendents and Analysts, and provides regular training courses for both Members and non-Members operating in our trade of feed ingredients.
IFFO is the international 'not for profit' organization that represents and promotes the fishmeal, fish oil and wider marine ingredients industry worldwide. IFFO are globally respected and regularly represent the industry at international forums, as well as holding observer status at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the EU Commission and Parliament. Acting on behalf of the fishmeal and fish oil producers and their trade associates, IFFO works to strengthen the global standing of the industry, while supporting responsible supply worldwide. With a network of members reaching across 60 countries, our members account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide.
Naturland is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that promotes and develops holistic approaches to organic farming with social responsibility and fair partnerships on a regional, national and global level. Naturland is an organic farmers association run on the principle of grassroots democracy. Its standard setting and certification branch has ever since pioneered developing new standards beyond organic agriculture, such as social responsibility, organic aquaculture, organic forestry, North-South fair partnerships or sustainable capture fishery. Apart from its offices in Germany, Naturland works with a network of representatives in Egypt, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Tanzania and in the USA. In Germany, over 2,700 farmers are working according to Naturland standards as of 2011. On a global scale, more than 50.000 farmers are cultivating an area in excess of 180.000 hectares according to Naturland standards (2011).