An organic product can be found under the name eco, organic or natural, but it can only be considered as organic only when the product has a certificate issued by a certification body which is accredited by the government of the country in which it operates. An organic certificate is issued only when the operator strictly adheres to all the principles of organic farming, all standards regulated by the competent authorities. The main purpose of the activities of certification bodies is to ensure that the products certified by them comply with applicable standards / regulations of organic farming, and the certification process is carried out independently, non-discriminatory, transparent, and credible to the consumer. 

However, customers should look not only for the words “Bio” or “Eco” on the packaging if they want a truly organic product, but always check the national or international organic label. For example, all organic products produced in the European Union have the official EU Organic Logo on the packaging. In Moldova, any authentic organic product must also have the national logo “Organic Agriculture – Republic of Moldova” on the packaging, as well as the logo with the name of the inspection and certification body and their unique code. This code is assigned to the inspection and certification body, because the company that certifies in the organic system must also be accredited.