Complex food processing is where the nature, weight or volume of the raw material is transformed, or where premises are handling organic and non-organic raw materials.

For instance

  • cooking involving weight loss (frying, baking, boiling)
  • dehydration, rehydration, evaporation
  • emulsification
  • fermentation

Sites where only part of the operation is dedicated to organic processing require complex processing certification.

We always recommend that you take advantage of our experience by calling SOPA Member Services office on 0300 772 9795 to discuss your operations.