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An introduction to the various authentication methods

Certification Application Info

Certification Application Info

  • National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service operates a certification system in which environmentally-friendly agricultural products can be systematically produced and distributed.
  • The certification type of environmentally-friendly agricultural products can be divided depending on production method and materials used. Agricultural products are divided into organic, pesticide-free and pesticide products while livestock products are divided into organic and no-antibiotic products.

How to receive the certification of environment-friendly agricultural product?

How to receive the certification of environmentally-friendly agricultural product? The certification of environmentally-friendly agricultural product can be applied by producers and importers of environmentally-friendly agricultural products, and distributors who change the packing unit or repacking of environmentally-friendly agricultural products. The application can be made from National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service(9 offices), office(109 offices), and institutes specialized in certification equipped with manpower and facilities, designated by National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service. Shortcut to the current certification institute designated for environment-friendly agricultural product.

Process of receiving the certification of environment-friendly agricultural product after application

  • Step1 Receipt of certification screening
  • Step2 Notice of certification screening plan by certification institute
  • Step3 Document screening - Field screening like visiting the farm, management, cultivation and quality control(Test on cultivation water, soil, product)
  • Step4 Suitable for the certification standards - Issuing the certificate, Unsuitable for the certification standards - Notifying the reason for unsuitability
  • Even after the certificate is issued, it is continuously checked if it is still produced in accordance with the certification standards. The certificate for organic products is valid for a year while the one for pesticide-free agricultural product, no-antibiotic livestock product and low-pesticide agriculture product is valid for two years.
  1. Step1 After membership registration, login to environmentally-friendly certification information system
  2. Step2 Access to agricultural food safety/quality integrated information system(www.agrin.go.kr)
  3. Step3 Click on complaint > Application for environmentally-friendly certification
  4. Step4 Inputting basic contents of application form
  5. Step5 Click on my complaint > Certification application progress condition
  6. Step6 Checking the certification application progress info