We certify over 50%
of all organic land in the UK



We are in the process of updating the OF&G telephone system to provide you with easier access to members of staff.

This means that for the next few days if you are calling your Certification Officer using their direct dial number your call may be routed to the OF&G general enquiries line.

To contact your Certification Officer you can still dial the main office number and enter their extension number.


OF&G inspections during the pandemic

In spite of the continued coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions announced by the Prime Minister, OF&G inspectors are continuing to undertake physical inspections but only strictly on the proviso that a proper risk assessment is undertaken prior to the visit and that the necessary PPE and social distancing is observed to ensure everyone is protected.

If however you do not want a physical inspection for whatever reason then you can elect to undertake a self-assessment which will then be followed up with a physical inspection once restrictions are lifted.

Please inform either your Certification Officer or your inspector about which approach you would like to request.

OF&G Staff Contact Details

In response to current Government advice that everyone who can work from home should do, the majority of our staff are working remotely.

We would like to reiterate however that there should be no disruption in our services, with the team being available as usual Monday-Friday 9am– 5pm.

To help ensure you can contact the relevant person effectively please look at the OF&G staff contact details

News & Events

OF&G letter to the Lords’ Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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The Wales Real Food and Farming Conference 2021

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Online wellbeing support and counselling for farming people

In partnership with RABI, you can access free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing support from any device.

Hear what farming people like you have to say about mental health and wellbeing.


Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) is a Community Interest Company with more than forty years experience in the organic sector.

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    The OF&G organic certification team understands business and what it’s like to operate in the sector.

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    OF&G has more than forty years experience in the organic sector and is the longest-established Defra approved control body.

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The certification process takes you through the whole ethos of organic farming. Don’t be scared of certification – it’s part of the learning curve.

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Our ethos is very much embedded in the organic world, so to get certification seemed completely natural and the right thing to do.

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“I look at it as a whole business: having cows and sheep, the environmental stewardship, and being organic knits together. That holistic approach is what allows us to flourish.”

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Producing organic poultry for Moy Park gives us a chance to make a reasonable income while maintaining the welfare of birds and appealing to consumers who understand the importance of welfare.

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We waited until 2015 to get organic certification on our cheese company. We wanted to get our cheese certified because there weren’t that many organic cheeses available in the UK so it does make your products stand out.

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What I like about working with OF&G is that you can pick up the phone to your organic certification officer anytime and ask questions. You get to know them and you can enjoy a laugh with them. It’s a supportive relationship.

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Useful information

  • Technical leaflets (TLs) & more

    We host a wealth of organic certification-related technical documents, information packs and forms which you may download for free from the OF&G website.

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  • Certified producers

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