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of all organic land in the UK

OF&G Coronavirus Update 24 March 2020

In light of the continued escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the unprecedented restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March all organic inspections will cease with immediate effect. Self-assessment will be supported by a physical inspection once restrictions are lifted.

Coronavirus Update - OF&G Staff Contact Details

In light of the continued escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in response to current Government advice suggesting a proportionate response for the need for ‘social distancing’ a number of our staff are now 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

Latest OF&G Coronavirus Update week commencing 23 March 2020

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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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