MPSOCA is established in 10th Aug. 2006 with the principal mission of inspecting and certifying organic farming systems and products as per National Standards for Organic Production, 2005 and rendering cost effective services to farmers and operators.

MPSOCA focuses on rendering the inspection and certification service to Farmers’ Co-operatives, Farmers organizations, individual farmers, corporate farms, Organic input manufacturers, food processors, collective growers groups, wild collection, suppliers and traders in India. In doing so, MPSOCA gives due consideration to location specific aspects follows the principles of organic farming and laws of organic management system.

At present, MPSOCA offers service for inspection, certification and surveillance of organic farming systems.

As per the policy of MPSOCA, the organic certification will not be a declaration of the quality, food safety and absolute residue free guarantee for food and food products and will not provide guarantee for efficiency of agriculture inputs, but it will be a verification process of determining that the products, said to be organic, are in compliance with organic standards of NPOP.

Certification Activities (Scope) Undertaken :
  • Organic Agricultural Production.
  • Grower Group Certification.
  • Organic Processing Operations.
  • Organic Inputs Approval.
  • Wild Collection.
  • Organic Handling Operations/Trading.
Steps of Organic Certification :
  • Download Application Form and Contract Form.
  • Submission of duly filled and signed application form along with signed contract form to MPSOCA by the operator.
  • Registration of Operator by MPSOCA.
  • Inspection of Organic Operation by MPSOCA Inspector.
  • Certification decision based on evaluation of inspection report and issuance of certificate accordingly by MPSOCA.
Services Not Provided By MPSOCA :
  • Consultation on overcoming identified barriers to certification.
  • Individual counselling or consultation on organic production, system.
  • Referrals to commercial providers of products or services.
  • Engagement in buying, selling, brokering or marketing of products.
General Conditions For Organic Certification :-
 A person seeking to receive or maintain organic certification under the regulation of NPOP must: :
  • Comply with the act and applicable organic production and handling regulations of NPOP.
  • Establish, implement and update annually an organic production or handling system plan and submit it to MPSOCA along with application form.
  • Permit on site inspection by MPSOCA’s inspectors with complete access to the production or handling operation, including non certified production and handling areas.
  • Maintain all records applicable to the organic operations for not less than five years beyond their creation and allow authorized representatives of MPSOCA access to such record for review and copying to determine the compliances with the act and regulations.
  • Deposit the applicable fees charged by MPSOCA along with the signed agreement.
  • Immediately notify MPSOCA concerning any: i) application, including drift of a prohibited substance to any field, production unit, site, facility, livestock or product that is part of an operation, and ii) change in a certified operation or any portion of certified operation that may affect its compliances with the Act and regulations.
  • Maintain the physical location.