SidrasIndustry Certification

For an industry to certify their production as organic, they must be registered with the COPAE Processor Register. The steps to follow are:

  1. Present the following documentation in COPAE:
  2. When the application has been completed, an expert from COPAE will arrange a date with the producerto perform the initial audit and will make a visit to the holding to check the details included on the application form.
  3. Following the initial audit, the Certification Commission will determine the conditions of registration and conversion periods.COPAE will notify the decision.
  4. Once registered, the operator will notify the start of the activity and is obliged to keep an updated records register which will be required during follow-up or inspection visits (records of entries, entries of releases, processing records), to guarantee the traceability of the product at all times and a record of stock. Furthermore, they must notify COPAE on a quarterly basis of all sales made on organic products. Labels and advertising material of the organic product must have prior authorisation from the COPAE
  5. Once the initial control phase has been completed, the COPAE experts will perform periodical follow-up visits that can be made with or without prior warning