Organic Certification

25 July 2016  |  Admin

Why is it necessary for an organic food business to be certified?

Organic certification exists so consumers can be confident they are buying a genuine organic product. A seller claiming their product is organic needs to be organically certified by law. To become organically certified, a seller has to have its products, procedures, and premises audited annually by an official organic certification body.

Who are Stay Fresh Organics certified by?

We are certified organic by the Soil Association: the UK's most recognised organic certification body. You will see their logo on all of our products. If you want to be sure you could telephone them and ask about us. Please beware of other sellers who do not hold similar certification, as you may not be getting the real thing.

What does an organic certification logo look like?

It depends on the organic certification body. All of our products have the Soil Association’s logo. The Soil Association must officially certify any business using this logo. Our product labels also feature the Euro Leaf, the organic flag of the European Union. GB-ORG-05 is the Soil Association's code. Always look for this logo and the code of the organic certification body, as it is against the law to claim products are organic without them.

Organic from seed to shelf:

We buy only from organically certified farms. We are subject to spot checks by the Soil Association, which require us to prove that the exact amount of any product sold to the consumer can be traced back to the product we import from those farms. Our organic certification ensures:

1) The product is grown organically.
2) The farm it is grown on is organically certified.
3) It is packaged into our eco-friendly packaging in an organically certified environment that meets trading standards requirements for health and safety.
4) It is stored in organically certified premises. 
5) Every part of the above process from seed to shelf is traceable.

If you have any questions about this or would like us to send you our organic certificates, then don’t hesitate to get in contact. The email address is Thanks for reading!