By law, strict regulations apply to controlled organic cultivation and a comprehensive body of legislation has been established over the years. In compliance with these guidelines, checks are performed annually in all globally certified factories by approved and accredited private bodies.

Unfortunately, the practice of organic cultivation does not always comply with the legal regulations despite the best intentions. This might be due in part to regular checks being neglected as well as being a result of insufficient knowledge amongst producers in emerging economies. Other contributing factors to this periodic discrepancy in production values might include a lack of joined-up professional consultation and the need for a robust regulatory structure to be put in place in order to ensure that organic cultivation is appropriately controlled in accordance with the governing framework.

Real-life implementation of existing regulations outside EU territories has proven difficult thus far.