During the inspection there are certain records, documents and processes that the inspector will need to see.
The checklists below provide an overview of what will need to be available based on the activities you are certified to undertake. There is also guidance on completing the Action Summary Form (ASF) which details any issues identified at the inspection that require attention.
Preparing for your first inspection
For applicants having their initial inspection. MS Word Doc, 76KBDownload
Inspection guidance for processors, importers, repacking, labelling, traders/handlers. MS Word Doc, 76KBDownload
Inspection guidance for brands subcontracting manufacturing/labelling activities to other certified companies (no processing, packing, labelling activities carried out). MS Word Doc, 75KBDownload
Inspection guidance for handlers, traders and storage of only pre-packaged retail & catering products (no processing, importing, packing or labelling). MS Word Doc, 77KBDownload
Inspection guidance for slaughterhouses, processors, importers, repacking, labelling of meat/poultry products. MS Word Doc, 74KBDownload
Audit plan for Soil Association Certification
Guidance on how the inspection day may be structured. MS Word Doc, 57KBDownload
Completing the Action Summary Form
Guidance on completing the ASF issued during the inspection. PDF, 306KBDownload