About us, our licensees and newsletters

We are BDA Certification

 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 dedicated individuals, all with a passion for good farming and good food. Our staff body, from our hand picked inspectors to our certification, project and technical officers are all experts in organic and Demeter standards and have a thorough understanding of the principles they represent. We pride ourselves on understanding the challenges you face, encouraging and supporting you and your business to develop according to your vision and aims, while at the same time maintaining the robust integrity that is vital to our standards. Our administrator is at hand to answer general queries or to point you in the right direction and you will also 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.

BDA Certification Newsletters

 Summer 2023 newsletter

Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International newsletters

Biodynamic Federation-Demeter international website

Biodynamic Federation news

 

Our Licensees

We are incredibly proud of all of our licensees.

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

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