These products are:
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.
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:
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.
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.
PO Box Golspie, KW106AA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0300 772 9795
Scottish Organic Producers Association, Registered Office is c/o Drummond Laurie, Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Rd, Perth, PH2 8BX.
Scottish Organic Producers Association is a Co-operative registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, Registration Number SP02278R. Organic Certification GB-ORG-17