Pawsome Organics is certified by Australian Certified Organic. (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce, and has over 1500 operators within its certification system.

ACO provides certification services to operators from all sectors of the organic industry. Certification ensures compliance with national production standards and allows trace back of all products to their origin. The Bud logo is well recognised both in Australia, and now in increasingly areas such as Asia, Europe and the US. 

Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s.

Australian Certified OrganicThe Bud logo represents everything that Australian organics is about. It reassures customers that all the product ingredients have been certified to the Australian Certified Organic Standard and have met rigorous certification checks. It can only be used on packaging for products which have achieved certification through ACO. 

Organics is not just “chemical free”. It is a whole systems or holistic means of growing and handling food and plants. The whole system is linked – Soil. Plants. Animals. Food. People. Environment.


Why Certified Organic?

So why choose certified organic?

1. Choosing certified organic means you are looking after the environment.
The Australian Certified Organic Standard prohibits the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals including
pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Organic farming practices also focus on biodiversity production
and land regeneration; with farmers taking into consideration any potential impact on native flora or
fauna on their land.

2. Certified organic products are the only true free range products.
Livestock MUST be 100% free range to be certified organic. This means NO caged chickens and no sow
stalls. Animals must be given a high standard quality of life that allows them to perform natural social
and physical functions. For example with set stocking systems, no more than 1,500 birds are permitted per hectare for certified organic chickens; whereas non-certified free range can be up to 10,000 per hectare.

3. It is real, natural food that is beneficial for your health.
Certified organic food is real food and made without synthetic colourings, preservatives, additives or
GM ingredients; items that can be linked with allergic reactions, asthma or ADHD.

4. Because if you can’t eat it; you shouldn’t put it on your skin!
Products under the ACO banner do not use any synthetic colouring agents, fragrances, ethoxylated
ingredients, silicones, paraffin or petroleum. All ingredients used are natural and effective and there is
NO animal testing at all.

5. It is grown GM free and made without nanotechnology
Currently it is not an Australian legislation requirement for foods made with genetically modified
material to be labelled as such.  The only way to know your product is GM free is to purchase certified

6. Because it is 100% socially responsible
By buying Australian Certified Organic, you are protecting workers’ rights. ACO upholds the principles of
fair trade.

7. Because the ‘bud’ logo is a logo with integrity
Australian Certified Organic has one of the strictest and most thorough food regulatory programs in the
world. Every single ACO product has a certification number unique to the operator and this allows for
traceability throughout the production system.  ACO also carries out random audits and product testing
on certified organic products to ensure the authenticity of the Bud logo always.