Evaluation

Approved Products

The SOPA Evaluation Scheme Approves Products for Use in Organic Systems

These products are:

  • Soil conditioners and fertilising materials
  • Pest and disease control materials
  • Livestock minerals and  trace elements
  • Disinfectants for livestock buildings

The Evaluation Scheme is for products that are out-with the organic regulation, but can be Approved for Use in Organic Systems.  There are strict protocols about ingredients and manufacturing processes.

There are two types of approved product to look out for:

SOPA Approved Product (can be used without seeking permission) and the SOPA Approved Product with Restricted Use (can only be used with prior permission from OF&G Scotland). These logos are used to identify Approved Products:

SOPA logo
SOPA logo

Gaining Approval for Use greatly helps companies to reassure organic clients that their organic status will not be compromised by using the Approved Product.  Instant recognition of the SOPA logo gives confidence to organic farmers and growers seeking Approved Inputs.

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that organic certificates are supplied with all purchases.  Organic certificates for all inputs will be required at inspection.

For more information about the SOPA Evaluation Scheme download this Guidance Note Introduction to Evaluation of Approved Products

You can download the Application Form to join our Evaluation Scheme here.
We do recommend you call us to speak through your product so we can guide you through the application process.

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Application form for the Evaluation of Approved Products Scheme

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