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Martinblue

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

Hi All,

My company planning to start producing Organic Food. For this approval from Soil Association mandatory or from any body that provides certification for organic food production would be enough.
Please advise.

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Martinblue





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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:55 AM

Hi martinblue,

In UK Soil Asscociation is the most recognised Organic certification body. As long as other bodies are IFOAM accredited you should not have a problem. In Australia we have sevearl bodies and they all belong to IFOAM accreditation.


I hope this helps.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:46 AM

Hi Martinblue,
The Soil Association is widely recognised, but you do not have to use them here in the UK as there are a number of other accredited certification bodies. I would recommend using Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) as they seem to take a more pragmatic approach, especially with smaller organisations, and they are fully recognised by all retailers and specifiers.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:22 AM

Hi Martin Blue,

At least you now know that there is another body in UK besides Soil associtaion.

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Ajay


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