EU Equivalent Organic Standards
We have EU Equivalent Organic Standards available for licensees that wish to certify to EU only organic standards.
These organic standards encompass EU Regulations 834/2007, 889/2008 and 1235/2008, however they do not contain Soil Association higher standards.
You can read the EU Equivalent version of our standards by downloading the relevant documents below. These documents were last updated on 25th November 2020 for version 1.5, you can see a summary of the changes made in the supporting document section below
For further information on the latest updates please visit the Certification Updates page.
What happens after Brexit?
From 1st January 2021, unless you are based in Northern Ireland, there will be changes to standard requirements for the importing, exporting and labelling of organic products. As we do not yet know the detail of the terms of the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU, we cannot update our standards with the changes that will be needed until this has been finalised. We will make the changes as soon as we can in the new year. In the meantime, please be aware that from the 1st January some aspects of these standards in relation to the labelling of products, importing and exporting requirements, will not be correct. For more detailed guidance and information on how these changes might affect your business please visit the Soil Association Certification Brexit homepage.Get ready for Brexit
Previous summary of changes documents
- V1.1 - Summary of standards changes - published 17th July 2019
- V1.2 - Summary of standards changes - published 9th January 2020
- V1.3 - Summary of standards changes - published 31st January 2020
- V1.4 - Summary of standards changes - published 30th April 2020