The Organic Food Chain Pty Ltd (OFC) is an approved organic certifying organisation recognised by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources under The Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders.
We are committed to fast, friendly service while ensuring our operators are compliant to the national organic standard of Australia and other international organic certification standards. We achieve this through regular inspection and sampling of our certified operators.
OFC is a family owned & operated business. Our Director, Keith Morris, has been a Director of OFC since OFC started organic certification services in 1996.
Keith and his wife Rhondda are retired certified organic farmers with extensive farming knowledge spanning more than 40 years, 35 years of which were spent practicing organic farming principles. Rhondda grew up on a sugarcane farm in Tully, Queensland. Keith & Rhondda started farming that same sugarcane farm in 1977 and soon after became interested in farming organically and started applying those principals to their sugarcane farm, They later started farming pawpaws (papaya), bananas and a variety of tropical fruit and vegetables using those same organic principles, much to the amusement of their farming neighbours who thought they were crazy and would never be able to farm successfully without the use of chemicals. Being organic certainly wasn’t fashionable in the early 1980’s!
Of course, Keith & Rhondda proved them wrong and went on to become certified organic farmers in 1994. Over the years, they have organically farmed pawpaw, banana, sweet potato, pumpkin, a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables, cattle, goats, and sheep.
Keith was involved in the writing of the OFC organic standard and this was later incorporated into the current Australian national organic standard, the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.
In 2012, Keith was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Organic Federation of Australia in recognition of his services to the organic industry in Australia.
Keith’s daughter, Kari Martin, has been the General Manager of OFC since June 2016. Kari is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in public practice in business services for over 20 years prior to joining OFC as the Finance Manager & then the General Manager. Kari spent her primary & secondary school years working on the family’s certified organic farm.