- Mar 4, 2004
Does a roaster need to be " certified" organic, or fairtrade? or do I just need to have proof that my beans were produced in a " cetified " way....?
aeneas1 said:i have not purchased or roasted beans in over three years, but when i did the following was the case....
the roaster did not have to be certified as an organic roaster - nor did your organic green beans need to be kept in a location different from your non-organic beans...
further, your organic beans were not required to carry the stamp of approval from any of the several popular certification boards......
Oops, I failed to convey the point that I was trying to make. What I meant to say is that if the Roaster (me) is not certified by an agency like OCIA, then they can't have the word "organic" on the front label.aeneas1 said:"Well a few things have changed since then. In October of 2003, food processors, including coffee roasters could no longer use the word "organic" on the label on the front of the package. Yes, this goes for organic coffee."
if this is the case, it is ironic that it is more difficult to find a package of organic coffee without the word "organic" printed on the front label than it is is to find one without it.
btw, how are your bags marked that contain organic green beans when they come from your distributor? how do these bags appear on your invoices and/or bill of lading? are they ever certified by ft or fto?