Flax Seed Certification and Strategic Partners
HACCP based Food Safety Programme
Our production processes and quality standards are based on strict HACCP principles, and meet the requirements of the Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015, codex alinorm 97/13A, the Food Standards Code and Good Manufacturing Practices. Our premises are inspected, and our HACCP based Food Safety Programme is validated and audited by the Ministry for Primary Industries. For further information please visit http://mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/
Licences and Certification
With Integrity being an important core value for Bio Oils, we are committed to food safety and quality, transparency and traceability. Our certification bodies include the following:
Organic (BioGro registration number 5494)
IFOAM, MPI OOAP, USDA NOP
Organic production means to produce products that are made without genetic modification (GMO's), the routine use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, animals have been treated fairly and rural communities have been united and empowered along the way. Click here to visit Organics page
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permissible. Bio Oils flax seed oils are certified Halal by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), the approved Halal conformity body in New Zealand. The Halal certification reflects our commitment to food safety standards and quality, and dietary laws for global communities.
Kosher food is food that is prepared and eaten in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. Bio Oils products are certified Kosher by the United Orthodox Hebrew Congregation of New Zealand. The Kosher Kiwi is their hecsher (kosher mark). The Kosher certification reflects our commitment to food safety standards and quality, and global dietary laws.
JAS—Japanese Agricultural Standards
The Japanese Agricultural Standards are standards for the agriculture industry maintained by the Japanese Government. Bio Oils is a certified JAS operator, which validates our products as being produced in accordance with organic JAS Standards, and approved to carry the JAS seal.
Buy New Zealand Made
The Kiwi trademark is available for and used by licensees of the Buy NZ Made Campaign. The trademark signifies that a product or service is New Zealand Made according to the rules of the Fair Trading Act. Bio Oils is registered with BNZM, and customers can be certain that the country of origin is New Zealand.
Bio Oils partners with various industry and research organisations to ensure we remain updated and well-informed on important aspects of our business.
Our key partners include:
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)
New Zealand Story and The Fernmark Licence
New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST)
American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS)
The Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
As standard, we analyse every line of oil to ensure consistency and quality of our products. All tests are performed by independent IANZ certified laboratories, and test results are verified against our own product specifications and those of our clients.
Laboratory test results are shown on the Bio Oils Certificate of Analysis which accompanies each line of oil purchased from us. Standard tests include chemistry (including fatty acid profile) and microbiological, and we of course, can carry out any additional tests required by our customers.