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Organic Certification

 
Soil Association Certification Limited is the UK's largest organic certification body.

Any food labeled as organic must, by law, meet a regulatory body's organic certification standards.

The Soil Association Certification Limited is the UK's largest organic certification body.

Yet there are manufacturers out there using misleading packaging.

One recent example was some "organic compost" one of our visitors found. It had the word "organic" 11 times on the packaging, yet it was produced from the council green waste wheelie bins.

There is no way this could have been organic. In fact, given that there is no way of controlling what we use in our gardens, this compost was likely to contain more chemicals than a commercially produced compost.

In this case, the term "organic" was used to indicate the compost had been produced from plant materials.



Trading Standards are launching a drive to clamp down on this misleading use of the term "organic". But in the meantime, it's probably safest to look for "certified organic" and one of the codes / logos listed below.
Here are some certification bodies to look out for:
The Soil Association
   
Organic Farmers & Growers
   
The Organic Food Federation
   
Agriculture Biologique - France
   
  Ecocert, France
   
Bioland, Germany
   
Naturland, Germany
   
Oko-Garantie, Germany
   
 
 

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