Why is it necessary for a business selling organic food to be certified?
Organic certification exists so consumers can be confident they are buying a genuine organic product. Any seller making the claim that their product is organic needs to be organically certified by law. To become organically certified, a seller has to have their products, procedures and premises audited annually by an official organic certification body.
Who are StayFreshOrganics certified by?
We are organically certified by the Soil Association, the UK's most recognised organic certification body. You will see their logo on all of our products. If you really 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 StayFreshOrganics’ products have the Soil Association’s logo. Any business using this logo must be officially certified by the Soil Association.
Our products also have the Euro leaf, the organic flag of the European Union, this is a compulsory part of being organically certified. GB-ORG-05 is the Soil Association's code.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading!