Apply for Organic Certification
What next? How to get certified
You’ve decided that getting certified is a good move for your business. The next steps are applying for the scheme that is right for you.
We offer complimentary pre-application support to all our customers to answer any questions you may have when thinking about going organic. If you’d like to discuss your application, or just find out a little bit more about our certification process, please complete our contact form below.
How to get certified - go organic in simple steps
1. The Application
First of all, you’ll need to complete an application, but don’t worry, we can help you fill it out if you’d like a bit of extra support. As soon as we have a completed application form, a signed contract and payment, we’ll contact you to arrange an inspection.
Our information packs include everything you need to apply, including a guide to certification, details of our fees and our contract
- Food processing & packing
- Food processing transfer (switching from another certification provider)
- Abattoirs, butchery and meat cutting scheme
- Local abattoir
- Restaurants and catering
- Food processing (outside the UK)
- Contracted storage services
- Wholesaling of packaged goods
- On farm processing
- EU organic food processing
Timescales to achieving certification vary, but if you have a specific deadline in mind, we'll work with you to meet this deadline
2. Organic Plan
Once we receive payment you will be assigned a dedicated certification officer, who will contact you and provide you with log in details for your on-line account. This is where you will be able to complete your organic plan in preparation for your first inspection.
Once you have completed and submitted your organic plan we will arrange an inspection of your business. After the inspection, your inspector will give you a report and an action summary form outlining any areas where the standards still need to be met or additional information we need from you.
Following your application inspection, we will ask you to return the action summary form and additional information. your Certification Officer will review this and once we have all the information we need we will issue you with your first certificate!