Our Organic Credentials
Everyone who can afford it wants organic food these days, for a variety of political, environmental and nutritional reasons. You probably know that smRt Irish seaweeds are 100% organic, as well as 100% sustainable. But what about the detail that underlies the coveted organic badge? Here's the low-down.
The Irish Organic Association (IOA, formerly the IOFGA) is Ireland’s leading organic certification body dedicated to certifying organic produce and products throughout Ireland. The IOA has been at the forefront of the organic movement in Ireland since it was established in 1982.
The IOA is approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in the Republic of Ireland and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the United Kingdom to provide an inspection and certification scheme pursuant to EC Regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008 as amended.
IOA provides the IOFGA ‘Approved Organic Standard’ certification for famers, growers, processors and retailers while working to promote organic food and farming in Ireland. These standards set out the methods and practices that are recommended in organic farming, and roll up to the EU Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
All smRt products are certified and approved to EU standards which cover the production and processing of organic aquaculture products. You'll find us in the Directory of Certified Organic Operators (search for our Irish name by inputting Fiontar in the name field, checking the Ireland circle and pressing search). It means that our smRt range adheres to the highest organic standards.