Soil Association consultation on organic food and farming standards

Proposed changes to the food and farming standards

We’re updating all of our organic standards to make them as straightforward, practical and transparent as possible. We want our standards to have the maximum impact with the minimum hassle for licensees. This consultation is your chance to have your say on our proposals for key areas of our food and farming standards, to help shape them further. This consultation is open until 9am on Wednesday 14th December.

What’s this consultation about?

We’re seeking views on our proposals for the following standards:

  • Farming and growing
  • Recent amendments to food additives and processing aids
  • Wild harvest
  • Beekeeping

This consultation is relevant to all licensees – farmers, growers and processors, Soil Association members, scientists, vets and others with an interest in organic food and farming. It includes questions about how our higher farming and growing standards apply to ingredients used to make Soil Association certified products.

How can I get involved?

To tell us your views on these proposals please take part in our online survey below. You can also email us, or telephone 0117 314 5000, or provide feedback in writing if you would prefer.

Follow the links to find out more about why we are updating our standards and how our standards work.

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