Labelling and the organic logo after Brexit
If a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, rules for organic labelling will change.
As the organic experts in the UK, we’ve been in regular communication with the UK government and other trade and policy stakeholders to get clarity on what Brexit will mean for organic labelling.
What’s staying the same?
As the UK enters an implementation period, nothing will change until the end of this period on 31t December 2020.
After Brexit, you’ll still need to be certified by Soil Association Certification in order to label your food and drink product as organic
If you only trade in the UK, you can continue using the EU logo to label your product as organic until the end of 2020. We don't anticipate the development of a UK organic logo to replace the EU organic logo.
What might change?
Depending on equivalency arrangements agreed during the implementation period, after the 31st December 2020 UK organic businesses may not be able to:
Trade in the EU until the European Commission (EC) unles either the UK or individual certification bodies in the UK are recognised by the EU. Find out more about exports post-Brexit here
Use the EU organic logo (green leaf logo below) on food and drink products
Use existing certification codes for labelling (e.g Soil Association Certification’s current code “GB – ORG – 05”)
Use existing references to where the product was produced (EU or non-EU)
For exports to non-EU countries after December 31st 2020, we advise checking with organic authority in the export market whether labels/certification will be accepted
We will keep these pages up to date once we have further information on equivalency arrangements.
Talk to us
As the organic experts in the UK we provide a wealth of free information and guidance to our organic licensees.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on these pages, please get in touch with your Certification Officer or email: firstname.lastname@example.org