Jul 26, 2011
The Ministry of Agriculture came again to take samples for testing.
Under the Food Regulations Act 1985, we are the only farm at the moment allowed to call our durians "Organic" in Malaysia.
We know of people paying RM28 per 'organic' durian fruit. That's not our durians. Our prices are much lower than that.
We know of sellers claiming their 'organic' durians are from Pahang. That's not us, our farm is not fruiting this season. We are 'resting' our trees.
When we sell our fruits, each individual fruit will have a S.O.M. sticker with our farm number which is SOM 04.03.
Sellers and farmers should be aware that labeling or representing your durians as 'organic' means the farm have a S.O.M. certificate, full stop. If you don't have a S.O.M. certificate, you can't represent your durians as 'organic' under the law. The penalty is stiff, a max fine of RM5,000 and or a jail term of 2 years.
Getting S.O.M. certitication is free. Please apply and get certified.