How do I know if the products I am buying are really organic?
Anything that claims it is organic and doesn’t display any of these certification seals on their products is most likely not certified organic. You can also talk to the farmers and producers themselves. Sometimes they are certified organic but haven’t had a chance to update their websites and products. They may also only have organic certification for certain products or certain processes and so their products may be semi-organic.
Other organic labels that you can look for canned and packaged products include:
Bio Agri Cert is also French Organic Certification. IFOAM Accredited.
NOTE: USDA Organic is NOT CERTIFIED by IFOAM. According to the USDA’s standards, organic does not mean pesticide free. Their standards are very low, thus not meeting the global IFOAM requirements. Read more here to see what USDA organic actually means.
Certified Organic Products
C.K.Industry (2000) Co., Ltd. ‘s plantation is located in Kanchanaburi where they grow certified organic Mulberry leaves from which they produce their line of Mulberry Teas. Kanchana tea is available at most supermarkets including Big C and Tops.
Foodle Noodle‘s rice noodles are produced by Erawan Premier Co., Ltd. who are Organic ACT certfied and IFOAM accredited. Local ingredients, locally manufactured. Organic and Gluten Free. Available at Tops Supermarkets.
Healthy Mate – IFOAM accredited. Products include organic honey, breakfast foods (cereal bars), jams, nut pastes, thai sauces and juices. They also have a few online recipes. Their products are available at Villa, Tops, Foodland supermarkets.
Raming Tea is grown on an Organic ACT certfied and IFOAM accredited tea plantation in Chiang Mai. They have certified organic green tea, black tea, masala tea. They also have an organic coffee! You can order online or drink their lovely tea at their tea house in Chiang Mai.
Sumittha Farm – Sumittha Farm is a certified organic farm, Organic ACT and IFOAM accredited. Located in Nakhon Nayok, not far from Bangkok. They specialise in organic rice, organic bananas, organic papaya and organic mangoes! Yummy!!!
Founded in 2004, Thai Smart life Co., Ltd produces certified Organic ACT and IFOAM accredited food and drink products under “THANLUX” brand. Their products include organic rice (Gaba and Jasmine) and cereal beverages. You can purchase all their products online.
South-East Asia Organic – IFOAM Accredited and Bio Agri Certified amongst other global certifications. Producers of Tapioca, Cane Sugar and other Organic Sweeteners. They are also running an ‘Organic Koh Pha-ngan (Koh Ma)’ initiative on the side! Their fruit and vegetable plantations on Koh Ma are certified organic by the ACT.
Merit Food Products – Organic coconut plantation in Chantaburi and producers of organic coconut oils and coconut products including coconut milk and cream, . IFOAM Accredited and also Australian Certified Organic.
Earth Born Virgin Coconut Oil – Manufacturers of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in Ratchaburi. This farm and factory is IFOAM Accredited and Bio Agri Certified.
Rama Siam Group have an organic farm in the Ratchaburi district. They produce a line of certified organic processed fruits and vegetable products (fresh, dried, freeze dried
Xongdur Foods produces Organic ACT certfied and IFOAM accredited cereals and health foods. Their factory is located in Suphanburi. Their products can be ordered online via their website. They have interested products like powdered instant baby brown rice powder mixed with banana and pumpkin!
Chita Organic Food Co. Ltd is an Organic ACT certfied and IFOAM accredited farm and producer of pasta and sauce products, preserved aloe vera, sugar products, chilli paste and also fresh fruits and vegetables. They have all the curry pastes your heart could desire, all IFOAM certified organic.
Doi Kham is a very popular brand of juices, concentrates and other fruit products. They have Organic ACT certfied and IFOAM accreditation for mulberry and roselle. As such their mulberry juice, roselle juice and roselle concentrate are organic.
On the right track
Healthlicious has a range of rice and corn noodles and pasta. While they use organic rice in their products, the tapioca flour they use is not certified organic. As such, their product cannot be classified as 100% organic. However, they were very open about this and have a great product.
The King Peanut Butter Company is located in Lamphun where they make home made peanut butter. The family who owns the company have been making nut butters for three generations. Unlike other major name brands such as Skippy, Jiffy or Goober, their butters are free of chemicals, emulsifiers and preservatives. Made to order fresh each day with FREE shipping & delivery. Choose from Peanut, Cashew, Almond, Pecan, Soy & Sesame. Options to add raisins, roasted sesame or honey sundried bananas. King Butters & Spreads are available online from their webstore and at Rimping Supermarkets in Chiang Mai.
Shops that sell organic, wholefoods, gluten-free products
Sustaina Shop and Organic Restaurant is located conveniently in Sukhumvit 39, this store has both dry food products as well as fresh vegetables and fruit direct from their own farm, Harmony Life Organic Farm which is located in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchsima. Their store have a great range of organic products, which they produce themselves including Enzyme Drinks, Organic Herbal Teas, Organic Jam ,Olive Oil handmade Soaps, Massage Oil, Olive Oil Herbal Soaps, Olive Oil Shampoo, Olive Oil Body Soaps, Natural Detergent and other Natural products. As it is Japanese owned, you will find lots of japanese noodles, dressings and other food items for sale. Their organic restaurant also has macrobiotic set meals! You can also order online on their website, minimum order 500 Baht and they will deliver free in Bangkok and BMA. Members get a 5% discount. Their Home Delivery Service is available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The delivery period is between 10.00 am – 15.00 pm. Orders must be made by 3 pm on the day before the delivery day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Location: 1/40 Soi Sukhumvit 39 ( Prompong BTS Station ) Wattana, Bangkok. Open: 9.30 am -21.00 pm.
Sunshine Market is located conveniently in Sukhumvit 39 is a health food and whole foods shop in Bangkok. It is where you can find a large range of environmentally friendly products specializing in different types of health requirements. Some of their products are certified organic, but most is from ethical growers. Definitely worth dropping by. Location: 261/1 Sukumvit soi 31, North Klongtan, Wattana Bangkok 10110. Open: Mon – Sat 8:30 am to 18:00 pm.
Previously an online business, Radiance Wholefoods has recently opened a store in Sukhumvit Soi 22. They stock a range of organic and non-organic products. You can also order online and receive delivery straight to your doorstep. Location: 128/2 Sukhumvit soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand. Open: Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 17:00 pm.
Khao Kho Natural Farm is a certified organic farm, Organic ACT and IFOAM accredited and is located in Petchabun. Their fresh produce, beauty and food products are available from Thai Sabai by Khao Kho Talaypu. Its a lovely organic store, restaurant and spa near the Thailand Cultural Center. One of my personal favourites. Location: 38, Tiam Ruammit Rd., Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok. Open: Everyday, 11:00 am to 20:00 pm.
Click here for a list of Supermarkets that carry organic produce and products.