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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?

Organic News - European law does not do enough to protect soil

30 October 2015

ENVIRONMENT European law does not do enough to protect soil Despite the fact that we cannot live without soil, a vital resource which is rapidly depleting, there is little protection for it in EU law. Louise Payton, policy officer for the Soil Assoc...

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 ...

Organic News - Soil Association launches league table for children’s unhealthy meals

23 October 2015

FOOD Soil Association launches league table for children’s unhealthy meals On Wednesday (21st October), the Soil Association launched the second Out to Lunch league table, which assesses which high street restaurants are providing suitable and healt...

TRICK OR TREAT? Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth behind children’s menus in 21 chain restaurants and pubs

22 October 2015

A new league table ranking the health of children’s food in 21 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains is published today (21 Oct) by the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign. Two years since the first league table there have been some signif...

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...

Simplified product approval system for processor licensees

20 October 2015

We’ve launched an alternative to our normal product approval system which could benefit you.

Organic News - Progressive partnership launched for today’s Innovative Farmers

16 October 2015

FARMING Progressive partnership launched for today’s Innovative Farmers Farmers often experiment on their farms, but do so in isolation from others who they could share knowledge with. The new network, Innovative Farmers , can change this. On Monday...

Organic September: Our Top 3 Health Bloggers' Posts

12 October 2015

This year as part of Organic September we challenged bloggers within the Health Bloggers community to come up with something inspiring and new for Organic September and we weren’t disappointed! Here are our top three….
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