The Certification and Accreditation Administration of China(CNCA) has organized the local certification supervision bodies to carry out supervision on certification of food and agro produce every year ever since 2004. The surveillance sampling results show that over 95% of organic products meet requirements over the past two years.
According to an announcement issued by the CNCA, the administration has inspected 67 accredited organic product certification institutions and 1350 certified organic producers. 10 certification institutions had their qualification revoked or cancelled, and over 95% of organic products have been found to meet requirements in the surveillance sampling inspection over the past two years. The administration has enhanced supervision on certification of food and agro produce this year, and the local certification supervision bodies will carry out surveillance inspection on more than 6000 certified producers to further standardize the certification program.
The accredited organic product certification institutions and consultancies can be found on the administration’s website, www.cnca.gov.cn, and the certified organic products and their producers can be found via China Food and Agro Produce Certification Information System, http://food.cnca.cn.
Illegal practices related to organic product certification can be reported by dialing the quality supervision hotline 12365, and those involving import and export field can be reported to the local inspection and quarantine agencies.
According to the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Certification and Accreditation and the Administrative Measures for Organic Product Certification, the CNCA is responsible for the unified management and comprehensive coordination of organic product certification activities, the provincial-level bureaus of quality and technical supervision and the entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureaus directly under the AQSIQ, in the light of their respective functions, are in charge of the supervision, administration and law-enforcement on organic product certification activities within the areas under their jurisdiction, and the organic product certification institutions are liable for validity of the certificates they issue.