Real Foods is a Member of The Soil Association
When you buy organic at Real Foods you can be confident that you are buying certified organic goods.
Why? Because Real Foods has invested in being a member of The Soil Association. (Read more about the benefits of buying organic)
Investing in organic certification means that you can buy goods which have full tracebility - an annual audit allows us to continue to use the symbol on our organic labels and guarantees to our customers that if we are labelling the goods 'Organic' then the goods have been produced according to strict organic standards.
Checking Real Foods organic licensing
Follow this link to the Soil Assocation Licensee checker and enter Real Foods if you wish to check our license status.
Here is a copy of our Soil Association License, a copy of our trading schedule and a few additional items to the schedule.
These copies of our license ought to be sufficient for anyone providing traceability of their own supply line and confirm our legal status to sell them. However if you need more information please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
Who are the Soil Association?
Founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who saw a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health, The Soil Association are the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
The Association have over 150 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh and working as certification inspectors across the country.
What do the Soil Assocation do?
As the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use, their work is divided into three areas:
Looking to the Future
As climates change and the world population grows, our food and farming systems must change too. The Soil Association seeks to ensure that organic systems can secure a lasting and humane solution to the challenges that face us.
The Association helps provide solutions that enable people to live, eat, farm and grow with the resources that are available; seeking to pioneer new solutions to tackle climate change, support biodiversity and improve animal welfare.
Real Food for all
Good food, real food, the best food, is organically grown, minimally processed, fairly traded, fresh and seasonal. This food should be a right, not a privilege: we want to make sure everyone has access to food that is healthy for them and the planet.
Work done in schools by the Soil Association, through the Food for Life Partnership, shows that food cultures can be changed for the better. Improving the food choices made by children improves the life and health chances of those of children.
The Soil Association represent and work with pioneering farmers, growers and businesses who deliver practical change – the extraordinary people who can make change happen.
By providing technical support and advice to farmers and businesses, and through the trading subsidiary, Soil Association Certification, consumer trust is created to support the organic market.
Working to improve consumer understanding of organic principles ensures that the vision, integrity and trust at the core of the certification process are understood by anyone purchasing a product that carries The Soil Association symbol.