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How to register as an organic operator

Under Council Regulation EC 834/2007 (pdf 190Kb) as amended and Council Regulation EC 889/2008 (pdf 1,782Kb) as amended, an organic operator must notify the detail of their organic enterprise to the Department and submit it to inspection. Accordingly any operator who produces, prepares or imports from a third country organic produce for the purpose of marketing it must:

1. Submit their enterprise to inspection and certification by one of the following inspection bodies:

Irish Organic Association (IOA)
13 Inish Carraig
Golden Island
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 N1W4

Certification Manager – Ms. Angela Clarke.
Phone: 090 6433680
Fax: 090 6449005
Website: www.irishorganic.ie
Email: info@irishoa.ie 
 
Organic Trust Limited CLG (OT)
Vernon House
2 Vernon Avenue
Clontarf
Dublin
D03 P6D0
 
Certification Manager – Ms. Helen Scully
Phone: 01 8530271
Website: www.organictrust.ie
E-Mail: helen@organictrust.ie
 
 
Global Trust Certification Ltd (G.T.C)
3rd Floor, Block 3
Quayside Business Park
Millstreet
Dundalk
Co. Louth

Certification Manager – Ms. Julie McDonald
Phone: 042 9320912
Website: www.GTcert.com
E-Mail: julitmcdonald@Gtcert.com
 
 
BDA Certification – (Demeter)
Painswick Inn
Gloucester Street
Stroud
GL5 1QG

BDA –Demeter Manager – Tarry Bolger
Phone: 0044 145 3766296
Website: www.biodynamic.org.uk
E:mail: tarrybolger@biodynamic.org.uk

 

2. Register with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. A registration form (ORG1) must be completed by both the operator and the relevant inspection body above.