Products made and distributed by Naturgie are “Agriculture Biologique” (organically farmed) certified.
Exclusive property of the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-business and the Forest, which defines the regulations for its use, AB certification is a European organic farming label, identifying products that are 100% organic or contain at least 95% of organically farmed products in the case of processed foods. However its use is optional.
According to the Agence Bio/CSA 2015 barometer, 98% of the French population are familiar with the AB label.
Delegated by the Ministry of Agriculture, certifying organisations deliver the authorisations to use these labels (AB certification). As for the Agence Bio, it is responsible for the management of the AB label and communication materials. The INAO undertakes to protect and defend the AB label.
To obtain certification and display the wording “Product of organic farming”, products marketed in Europe must be inspected and deemed in compliance with official regulations on organic farming, by an inspection organisation approved by the authorities.