Organic food can be processed in any number of ways, from raw and roasted to baked, but must not include any artificial additives like colours or preservatives
Food that is certified Organic must meet international and national standards. Growers and processors are audited on a regular basis by national certifying bodies to ensure they meet all standards.
Any type of food can be certified Organic if it meets internationally recognised standards, including requirements that exclude synthetic chemicals and additives being used in the farming or processing of foods. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables; meat products; grains, seeds and nuts; processed and manufactured foods (like pasta, bread and snacks).
‘Regular’ food may have been grown or processed using synthetic chemicals or additives that are not permitted under Organic Certification.
Organic, when referring to Certified Organic food, means a food has been grown and processed without the use of: synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilisers; GMOs or irradiation.