This page has documentation that you will need to apply or be a Demeter licensee.  If you have any questions about any of these documents please feel free to get in touch with us on:

Demeter Standards:

Demeter UK Combined Standards 2020

Application forms:

Demeter and Organic Farm and Garden Application Form

Demeter and Organic Processing and Packing with Import and Wholesale Application Form 2020

Product and Label Specification forms:

Please use the following forms to get your products and labels approved before printing labels and to add products to your schedule.

Demeter and Organic Label Only Approval form

Demeter and Organic Licensee Product MIPS and label 2020

Demeter and Organic Licensee Single Ingredient Product Specification form 2020

Derogation forms:

Here are the forms you may need to send in to the office for authorisation:

Defra Derogation form – non-organic seeds

Demeter derogation form – non-organic trees and plants 2020

Please get these authorised BEFORE you buy the seeds, plants or trees.

Demeter Derogation form – non organic poultry & livestock 2020

Please send in this form in good time as this derogation needs to be endorsed by us and sent to Defra for authorisation – you need to have this authorised BEFORE buying in the livestock.

Demeter Derogation form – common grazing 2020

Demeter Derogation form – non organic feed 2020

Any veterinary procedures such as Tail docking with elastic bands, etc. are now included in your farming questionnaire completed prior to inspection.

For all other derogations, including vet meds please use the general derogation form:

Demeter Derogation form – general 2020

For Demeter processing derogation, please get in touch with Richard Swann on:

Useful Guidance:

Biodynamic Preparations –

Good practice in biodynamic preparation production

Stirring and Spraying the BD Preps

Seeds –

CMS free seeds positive list 2020

Animal Health Plan –

Livestock Management & Animal Health Plan

Labelling –

Labelling-Demeter & organic products

Labelling – Organic products

Food Standards Agency labelling guidance

Operating procedures:

See our Quality Manual which explains our operating procedures:

BDA Quality Manual Version 12.1