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Organics in Hong Kong

March 25, 2016

We recently read an article titled "Pesticides found in so called "organic" food in Hong Kong" on organic-market.info.

 

We invite you to have a read on this link. We believe it raises some valid points. Firstly, Hong Kong does not have any regulations of its own in relation to what "organic" is, just because a product claims to be organic doesn't mean it is. The regulations in place are very basic and therefore allow for a level of manipulation by the producers of such products. 

 

Secondly the article raises the very valid point that each country or region requires a regulating body to ensure the standards are adhered to at all times, in relation to not only the primary production of these goods, but also any processing. 

 

The article highlights that some 37% of the samples of organic vegetables sold in Hong Kong had excessive pesticide residues, which places a spotlight on the requirement for Hong Kong to put in place an organic certification body to ensure the relevance of organic labeling in the country.

 

Being an organic producer, certified at the highest standard, is at the core of the Murray River Organics business. We employ a great deal of time and resources to ensure that appropriate management, testing and review of practices at all times to ensure that we can meet and exceed these ever changing standards globally.   

 

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