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BioForum Biogarantie and Ecogarantie

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Biogarantie ® is a Belgian organic label. It is also recognised at the European level but puts more stringent conditions, for example, by prohibiting the use of nitrite salts in meat products. Additional standards are developed under the Biogarantie ® specifications for areas not yet covered by European Regulation 834/2007 such as catering, pet food and textiles.

Ecogarantie ® is the brand for products with ingredients from organic agriculture and / or mineral origin. The standards are currently available relate to cosmetics, detergents and cleaning products and sea salt.

Learn more: BioForum Biogarantie and Ecogarantie websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with BioForum Biogarantie and Ecogarantie's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Bioforum vzw Flanders

Member of

IFOAM

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
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  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

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  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2002

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Food


Where this ecolabel is found
Belgium



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Last updated: 20 January 2012