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Soil Association unveils new textiles certification scheme with Flo Cert

15 September 2014

The Soil Association has created a new inspection partnership with Flo Cert India for the certification of organic textiles, which will speed up the certification process and simplify the administrative process. Initially available in India, the new...

Honey and GM testing

12 September 2014

In May 2014 the European Commission issued an Amendment of the Honey Directive 2001/110/EC - Directive 2014/63/EU.

Reminder regarding identifying Soil Association on non-retail labels

12 September 2014

Standard 40.10.42 was revised in 2013 and came into effect from February 2014. The amendment was an additional requirement to include the words 'Soil Association Organic’ or the Soil Association symbol on labels you apply to your products, or for bu...

British Retail Consortium (BRC) Storage and Distribution Audits and Certification

12 September 2014

Soil Association Certification and Kiwa PAI are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer BRC Storage and Distribution audits and certification, following ten years of our successful partnership delivering the full range of BRC Food Safety s...

Antibiotic usage in livestock (standards 10.9.7 and 10.9.8)

12 September 2014

With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups are critically important for use in human and animal medicine. To prevent bacteria from developing ...

Soil Association 2014 Conference now open for bookings

10 September 2014

The Soil Association 2014 Conference is now open for bookings. Taking place on 8-9 October 2014, at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, the conference will debate some of the biggest issues facing our food and farming systems.

Market opportunity for beef and lamb producers

27 August 2014

Eversfield Organic are looking for more certified pasture-fed meat to fulfil increasing demand from retailers.

A Farm Walk with Bread Matters in the Scottish Borders

25 August 2014

On Wednesday 10th September Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

Progress update – proposed changes to the EU organic regulations

19 August 2014

Since our last update to you , we’ve been representing the interests of UK organic farmers, manufacturers and consumers in the ongoing consultation process regarding potential updates to the EU organic regulation.

Performance, Parasites & Profit Event, Wednesday 24th September, Jedburgh

14 August 2014

A practical day, looking at making best use of home grown feeds, an expert’s view on how to avoid parasites, eating into your profits and how hitting spec can make a difference to your bottom line.
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