Documentation for Organic

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This page has all the documentation that you will need to be an organic licensee.  If you have any questions about any of these documents please feel free to get in touch with us

Organic standards

BDA Certification Organic Production Standards

BDA Certification Organic Processing & Trading standards

Application forms

Demeter and Organic producer – Conversion Application Form

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


Guidance – Labelling Organic Products

GOV.UK Labelling Guidance

Product & label specification forms

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

Organic Label Only Approval form

Organic Licensee Product MIPS and label approval form

Organic Licensee Single Ingredient Product Specification (SIPS) form

Production derogation forms

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Please check the official database for organic seed and organic vegetative propagating material available in the UK before applying for a derogation : OrganicXseeds UK

Keep in mind that all seeds must be GMO free.

Non-organic seed derogation form

Non-organic trees and plants derogation form



Please consider that any derogation for non-organic livestock or feed needs to be submitted to DEFRA, so please allow time for this process. All derogation requests must be submitted in good time before the derogation would come into effect. Please review relevant sections of the standards and the derogation forms for specific restrictions or evidence needed for each derogation.

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

Derogation form – non-organic feed

Derogation form – animal tethering

Derogation form – beak trimming

Derogation form – common grazing

Derogation form – non organic herd expansion

Derogation form – non organic poultry

Derogation form – feed synthetic vitamins to ruminants

Derogation form – parallel production agriculture

Derogation form – general


Other production forms

Livestock Movement to Slaughter form

Livestock Transfer form


Processing derogation forms

Please contact for more information and forms for non-organic ingredient derogations.


Operating procedures

See our Quality Manual which explains our operating procedures

BDA Quality Manual Version 12.3