Acres Organic beef is produced to meet The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards. Cattle are sourced from the roaming pastures of Eastern Australia.
The natural environment provides the perfect platform for nurturing cattle that are guaranteed to be 100% free from added hormones, antibiotics and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs or GEIs), while also meeting the strict organic standards our customers expect.
Certified Organic Beef Requirements
No pesticides or chemical fertilisers are permitted in the growing of the animals’ feed
No genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are permitted in the animals’ feed
No animal bi-products are used in feed
No antibiotics or growth hormones are permitted
Third-party inspection and verification by an accredited certifying body are required
A thorough audit trail is required to trace all certified organic products back to the property of origin
Ethical treatment of the animals is essential, the farmers treat their cattle and land with respect and kindness
This accreditation is achieved by producing beef to meet the strict guidelines outlined by the Australian Meat Industry Animal Welfare standards.
Acres Organic Beef is sourced exclusively from organic accredited farms
To be classified organic, the Organic Standards must be adhered to. The processor must be fully converted to organics. They must be approved and licensed by a third-party organic certifier, as approved by Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Annual audits ensure the processor operate in a way that cares for the environment and for the quality of the product.
For eligibility into the U.S. market, the ranchers and processors need to be certified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP). For more information, and a list of the USDA approved Australian certifying agencies, visit www.ams.usda.gov.
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