Farmers and Growers of organic cereals, vegetables, fruit, beef, lamb, pork, milk, cheese and eggs

Our operational principles

There are four sections in the SOPA Producer Standards: Section 1 Standards of Management, Section 2 Crops, Section 3 Livestock and Section 4 Soils and Nutrients.  

Farm Producers are inspected annually and the inspection will cover all four sections.

It is the farmer's responsibility to ensure that all records are up-to-date and available for the inspector to inspect.

All certification activities will be handled by your OF&G(Scotland) Certification Officer. Non-compliances are issued if standards are not being met, including where records are incomplete or missing.

We recommend you use this email address for all Certification Queries, and always reference your query with your SOPA Member number.

If you are looking for Inspection Papers, Derogation Forms, or Record Sheets then you can find these in your Members Portal.

For more information, please contact us here.


PO Box Golspie, KW106AA
Email: 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