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

Organic & Demeter Standards 

Please look at both standardsmeeting the requirements of the Organic standards is a prerequisite of the Demeter standards 

Demeter UK Combined Standards 2020

BDA Cert Organic Production Standards March 2020

BDA Organic Processing & Importing Standards

Application forms

Demeter and Organic Farm and Garden Application Form

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

Product & 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

Please consider that any derogation for non organic seeds or livestock needs to submitted to DEFRA, so please allow time for this process.

You can source open pollinated Biodynamic & Organic seeds here

Any veterinary procedures such as Tail docking & castrations are now included in your animal health plan & farming questionnaire completed prior to inspection

Defra Derogation form – non-organic seeds

Demeter derogation form – non-organic trees and plants 2020

Demeter Derogation form – non organic poultry & livestock 2020

Demeter Derogation form – common grazing 2020

Demeter Derogation form – non organic feed 2020

Demeter Derogation form – general 2020

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


Labelling-Demeter & organic products

Labelling – Organic products

Food Standards Agency labelling guidance

BDA Operating procedures

See our Quality Manual which explains our operating procedures

BDA Quality Manual Version 12.1