Soil Association (United Kingdom)

Certifies agricultural and livestock products, processed products intended for human consumption.
It favors the export of organic products to Great Britain and enhances compliance with more restrictive requirements than those required by law.


Soil Association is the leading certification organization for organic products in the United Kingdom: the products marked with its logo are well known in the British market and appreciated by consumers for the high level of guarantee offered.

The operator who intends to affix the logo on products intended for this market, must have the Reg. CE 834/07 certification, must follow the product acceptance procedure provided by the Soil Association. The Soil Association standards provide, for some productions, more restrictive requirements than the current EU legislation.

To start the evaluation procedure, you must apply directly to the Soil Association.

ICEA is a body recognized by the Soil Association and, at the latter’s request, will carry out inspections of the requesting operator in order to verify compliance with specific standards.

The sending to the Soil Association of check lists and documents related to the verification will be carried out directly by ICEA.

The costs for the inspection activity carried out by ICEA are borne by the Soil Association.



Request for control and certification service.
The procedure for carrying out the inspection is initiated by Soil Assocation following the request of the already licensed importer or following the request for certification and license to use the trademark by the Italian operator that intends to export to Great Britain.

On-site inspection verification.
ICEA, at the request of the Soil Association, carries out inspections of all operators in the supply chain where it is necessary to verify compliance with the specific standards and the regulations for use of the brand and to send the inspection reports and related documents to Soil Association to verification.

Issue of the Certificate of Conformity.
Following the positive outcome of the Soil Association evaluation process, it confirms the recognition of compliance.

Surveillance: periodic inspections and analyzes.
The recognition must be renewed every year, following the same procedures.


Standards di Soil Association