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First UK Chinese certification awarded via the Soil Association Certification partnership with OFDC

24 November 2015

The first licence for UK organic exports to China has been awarded via the partnership between Soil Association Certification and China’s certification body, OFDC (Organic Food Development and Certification Centre of China). Soil Association Certifi...

Glastir Advanced 2017

24 November 2015

A new expression of interest window has opened and will close at midnight on December 4th 2015 for Glastir Advanced 2017.

Soil Association launches new online market place for organic businesses

18 November 2015

As the Christmas shopping rush hots up, the Soil Association is supporting all organic businesses by guiding customers to a more sustainable Christmas with the Soil Association’s new online Organic Christmas Market. Seasonal recipes and tips on how ...

Intensive farming link with bovine TB

11 November 2015

A new study by the University of Exeter, funded by BBSRC and published in the Royal Society journal Biological Letters, was published today highlighting the link between intensive farming and bovine TB.

Have your say - the future of Scottish agriculture

09 November 2015

The Scottish Government is calling for feedback from stakeholders and the public, with a view to helping inform future policy directions for the future of Scottish Agriculture . We want to hear what you think to help inform our response.

Largest NHS Trust in England achieves Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark

04 November 2015

All five hospitals in Barts Health NHS Trust have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark in recognition of good food served in their restaurants. Restaurants in Mile End Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal ...

Launch of new organic certification service base in Scotland

02 November 2015

Soil Association Certification has announced the addition of a new Certification Officer, Abigail Catt, who will be based in the Soil Association Scotland office in Edinburgh. This new appointment in Scotland will increase specialist support and boo...

Winter housing for cattle

02 November 2015

Beef prices are under pressure so all beef farmers need to look at where they can make savings to compensate. Have you considered extending your grazing period or even not housing at all?

Soil Association Certification targets captive market for organic at Nordic Organic Food Fair

28 October 2015

Organic market growth in Sweden in 2015 has so far been reported at around 50% [1], presenting a huge opportunity for organic businesses. Soil Association Certification is hosting a pavilion for licensees at the biggest annual organic trade show in ...

Use of cleaning chemicals in your dairy, bulk milk tanks and processing areas

21 October 2015

Please read if you use quaternary ammonium compounds such as BAC (benzalkonium chloride) or DDAC (didecyldimethylammonium chloride) for cleaning of milking equipment, vats, bulk tanks or any other equipment or surfaces that come into contact with yo...
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