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Our Story

OF&G certify more than half of UK organic land & provide support, information and licensing to Britain’s top organic food businesses.

First launched in 1973 as a marketing cooperative for organic produce, in 1992 we became the first body to be approved by the government to carry out inspections and certify organic farmers and food producers.

Since then we have spread our expertise into other areas, offering inspection and certification for commercial composting, as well as a scheme for the product of anaerobic digestion, the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme.


Helping the industry
Helping the industry

We now certify over 1200 farmers, who farm more than half of the UK’s organic land, as well as companies ranging from small, independent processors to major multinationals.

Our role is to ensure that the European Organic standards are carried out on organic farms and businesses across the UK, and to offer support and guidance for businesses who are making the switch to organic.

From our offices just outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire, we provide services to organic business across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.