WHAT IOFGA OFFERS MEMBERS
- Organic certification to the highest standard in Ireland and the UK
- Information on training and organic farming
- Advise and guidance to organic processors and retailers
- Technical advice and standards updates through our regular newsletters
- IOFGA is the certification company of choice for the majority of organic producers and processors in Ireland
- IOFGA is a strong lobbying group for organic farmers and is influential in developing organic policy in Ireland
- We offer a friendly and efficient service to our members together with very competitive fees
- IOFGA promotes organic food and farming in the national and regional media
- We publish the award winning magazine Organic Matters
- IOFGA certifies organic school and community gardens
For more information on organic certification download an IOFGA Information Pack. If you are a producer, processor, or retailer seeking organic certification please download an application form and contact our office to obtain a Standards Pack which contains all the information you will need to go organic!
If you are a consumer you can also benefit from joining IOFGA. You will receive four editions of “Organic Matters” throughout the year. You’ll also find out about organic farm walks, training opportunities, open days, and the various campaigns that IOFGA is involved with. Annual membership is just 38 Euro or subscription to Organic Matters alone is 20 Euro.
Download a membership form.
INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION
Each year our inspectors visit every farmer, grower, and processor who is certified by us. We check all of the farming and food processing activities and ensure that they meet our standards. We also carry out unannounced spot checks on a proportion of our licensees.
If our standards have been met then the operator may market their produce as organic using our logo and a European Union code (IE-ORG-02 and GB-ORG-07 in the UK and Northern Ireland). If the product is imported then packaging or display materials should state the country of origin and the name or code of the recognised inspection body.
IE – ORG – 02 GB – ORG – 07