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Organic Food & Farming Certification

Organic food and farming certification is OF&G’s main inspection and certification scheme. We are an approved UK certification body listed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and ‘GB-ORG-02‘ is the identifying code of OF&G and can be seen on labelling of organic food and farming products we certify; for example ‘Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02’.

Our organic standards are designed not only to meet the requirement of EU law (regulation EC 834/2007) but also to help guide UK businesses through the organic certification process while offering the best quality organic certification service in the UK. 

The European Organic Regulation EC 834/2007 sets the core standards organic producers must adhere to across the EU.

The full details of our organic certification scheme and its requirements are outlined in the OF&G Organic Standards and Certification Manual (available to registered users on this website).

Additional interpretations/guidance and OF&G standards are included in the Certification Manual to expand on areas not covered by the regulation, such as compatibility with farm assurance schemes and food processing best practices.

Our experienced Certification Officers guide applicants through the requirements of the OF&G Certification Programme and assess the resulting reports from our inspectors. They then confirm compliance with the scheme and issue an organic certificate.

Certification Officers remain the main point of contact for licensees with regard to any queries about their certification.

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Organic Cosmetic and Bodycare Standards

There is no legal requirement for natural cosmetics and bodycare products to be certified as organic. However, having them assessed by a recognised, trusted and independent third-party is an important selling point which brings confidence to shoppers.

OF&G has turned its expertise in organic inspection and licensing to this sector by developing its Cosmetic and Bodycare Standard.

This standard is based on the EU Organic Regulation (EC 834/2007) and the Nordic Ecolabelling Standards.

 

Compost Certification Scheme

OF&G is contracted by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL), a subsidiary of the Renewable Energy Association, to offer PAS100 and the Compost Quality Protocol (or its equivalent in Scotland).

OF&G’s highly-trained and experienced Certification Officers guide applicants through the requirements of the scheme and assess the resulting reports from our inspectors, before confirming compliance with the scheme and issuing a certificate.

Certification Officers remain the main point of contact for licensees with regard to any queries about their certification.

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Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

OF&G is contracted by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL), a subsidiary of the Renewable Energy Association, to offer PAS110 and the Anaerobic Digestate Quality Protocol (or its equivalent in Scotland).

OF&G’s Certification Officers guide applicants through the requirements of the scheme and assess the resulting reports from our inspectors, before confirming compliance with the scheme and issuing a certificate.

Certification Officers remain the main point of contact for licensees with regard to any queries about their certification.

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