A NEW NATRUE APPROVED CERTIFIER IN UK AND IRELAND
Upon receiving the news about the accreditation of OF&G as a NATRUE Approved Certifier, Dr Mark Smith, NATRUE’s Director General, commented: “NATRUE is delighted that OF&G has joined our global network of NATRUE Approved Certifiers. It was clear that as the UK market’s demand for natural and organic cosmetics grows yearly, having a UK-based certifier was a must for NATRUE, and with over 45 years of experience, OF&G is a highly reputable certification body of organic products who echos our core values. We are happy to count on OF&G as a point of contact for British and Irish natural and organic cosmetic brands looking to certify their cosmetics with the NATRUE Label, and confident in their contribution to the protection and promotion of natural and organic cosmetics that truly represent these qualities.”
WHO IS OF&G?
OF&G is a community interest company established in 1975. They were the first organic certifier in the UK to gain DEFRA approval and currently certify around a third of the overall UK organic food sector. OF&G certifies a number of schemes alongside organic including PAS100 and PAS110, Woodland Carbon Code, Peatland Code and Pasture for Life. As a community interest company, OF&G is committed to supporting and developing organic production and sustainable land use with surpluses used to support this work.
THE WORK OF OF&G IN THE COSMETICS SECTOR
“OF&G developed its own private cosmetic and bodycare standards a number of years ago but as interest in these products has grown over recent years, OF&G took the decision to actively develop this side of our certification offer and applied to become a NATRUE Approved Certifier given the excellent reputation of the NATRUE Label internationally“, said Roger Kerr, CEO of OF&G.
OF&G is actively involved in the promotion and development of organic and natural products. Their CEO, Roger Kerr, is currently a Director of the industry funded, consumer facing Organic Trade Board. Roger is also a Trustee of the Organic Research Centre, who has been delivering research into the agro-ecological and organic food systems in the UK and across Europe for 40 years.
For more information about OF&G, visit https://ofgorganic.org/