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50 years experience

In 1970 we began Demeter certification of UK Biodynamic farmers & growers. In the 1990s we gained approval from the government to certify to the new EU Organic standards.

Since then we have continued to certify both Organic and Demeter producers, processors and traders.

BDA Certification now certify over 300 licensees, we are incredibly proud to support a wide range of pioneering, innovative enterprises who are setting the standard for sustainable and regenerative food production.

Our team

We are a small team of 5 technical staff and 10 inspectors. Most of the team have direct experience in farming and food processing and we do our best to offer a fast personal service. You will be working with a dedicated certification officer providing a consistent point of contact for any questions you have.

BDA Certification is a department within the Biodynamic Association. Our members are entitled to work with the Biodynamic Association to receive farm services advisory support, and help with finding markets for their Organic and Demeter products.

Organic standards

About half our members choose organic certification with us allowing the use of both our organic logo, and the EU leaf logo. We are an approved UK certification body, our code issued by DEFRA is GB-ORG-06.

Our organic standards are based on Retained UK Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007, (EC) No. 889/2008, (EC) No. 1235/2008

Demeter standards

Over half of our members are certified Biodynamic and can use the highly respected Demeter trademark. Meeting the organic standards is a prerequisite  for the higher Demeter standards. The Biodynamic standards were first formed in the 1950s and was one of the first regenerative chemical free standards helping to shape the current organic regulations.

The Demeter standards are set by an international democratic process, and governed by the Biodynamic Federation-Demeter International representing more than 5,500 Demeter farmers with almost 190,000 hectares in 63 countries.

Our Licensees

We are incredibly proud of all of our licensees.

There is also a list below in case you want to see who they are, or more details can be found for our individual licensees on Bio-C.

Operator List

We are working on a list which clarifies which licensees are Demeter and organic certified, this will be coming soon.  In the meantime, if you would like to see which of our licensees are Demeter certified, you can also take a look at the Demeter International database for products and organisations that are Demeter certified.

For further information, please contact us directly on certification@biodynamic.org.uk

Contact Us

Our office, which is based in Stroud in Gloucestershire, is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days, if your enquiry needs urgent attention then please phone the office on the number below.

Painswick Inn Project, Gloucester Street, Stroud, Glos GL5 1QG
Tel: +44(0)1453 766296

or email us on certification@biodynamic.org.uk using the contact form below: