AB (Agriculture Biologique)

AB (Agriculture Biologique) logo

France's national logo for organic products since 1985. Organic products carrying the logo must contain more than 95 percent organic components, and be produced or processed within the EU, and were certified by one of the inspection bodies accredited according to EN 45011.

L'Agence Bio began managing and promoting the label in 2008.

Learn more: AB (Agriculture Biologique) websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with AB (Agriculture Biologique)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification, EN 45011

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L’Agence BIO

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Year ecolabel est. 1985

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to

Other categories: food for livestock and pets included

Where this ecolabel is found
France South Africa

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Last updated: 5 June 2013