OF&G Certification Programme
This is OF&Gs’ main inspection and certification scheme and will be relevant to the vast majority of licensees.
The programme is based on the European Organic Regulation (EC 834/2007) which forms the core of the standards to be adhered to by operators across the EU.
Additional interpretations and OF&G standards are included to expand upon areas of the EU regulation which are open to interpretation or areas not covered by that regulation including, in some cases, compatibility with farm assurance schemes and to include food processing best practices.
The full details of this programme and its requirements are outlined in the OF&G Organic Standards and Certification Manual, which is available in full on this website.
OF&Gs’ highly trained and experienced Certification Officers can guide applicants through the requirements of the OF&G Certification Programme and then assess the resulting reports from our inspectors, before confirming compliance with the scheme and issuing an organic certificate. Certification Officers remain the main point of contact for established licensees with regard to the ongoing maintenance of their certification and to assist with questions and requests regarding that.
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