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The Certification Clinic at IFE offered both visitors and exhibitors an unmissable opportunity to meet face-to-face with key organisations responsible for industry accreditation. 

This table-top drop-in was an opportunity to meet with experts in the respective fields of certification who provided industry professionals with bespoke advice & information and updates on new rules & regulations so they can discover what they need to do to be certified in a world of a more conscious consumer. 

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Industry bodies you could have met...

The British Standards Institution (BSI) provide solutions and services that improve performance and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Their mission is to share knowledge, innovation and best practice to help people and organizations make excellence a habit. This is underpinned by the role they play as the national standards body and through their prestigious Royal Charter.

Visit them to find out more about gaining Industry Standards certification.

Soil Association Certification is the country's leading organic certifier offering a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, beauty & wellbeing, fashion & textiles and forestry. 

Visit them to find out more about gaining Organic certification.

The Vegan Society work to help more people become vegan with confidence, encourage products in more shops to have the Vegan Society Trusted Trademark, and to take the veganism to the mainstream. They provide information and guidance on various aspects of veganism for new and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, educators, and the media. They also co-ordinate a variety of campaigns to raise awareness of the vegan lifestyles. 

Visit them to find out more about gaining Vegan certification.

Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Corp certification is unique in its ability to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact. Visit B Lab UK to find out more about the B Corp movement in the UK.

B Leaders are consultants trained by B Lab UK to support businesses on their journey towards certification. B Other Wise is, led by Muryel Boulay, is one such organisation helping businesses to measure what matters most.

Sugarwise is a UK based charity and the international authority for sugar claims. Sugarwise has products certified in over 80 countries across Europe, Australia, China, and the Middle East.

Sugarwise also works with schools, catering companies and local authorities, to certify their menu's. We now have approximately one million children eating from SUGARWISE menus.

BRCGS is a market-leading global consumer protection organisation that helps build confidence and assurance in the supply chain. Operating the leading global food safety programme, the BRCGS Global Standards set the benchmark for good manufacturing practice and provide assurance to customers of products that are safe, legal and of high quality. BRCGS can assist with the production of Gluten-Free and Plant-Based foods, ethical trade and responsible sourcing and provides digital solutions for the management of organisational culture, ESG reporting, peer benchmarking and confidential reporting. 

The Vegetarian Society is the place to go for everything you want to know about the world of vegetarian food. Our mission is to inspire, inform and enable people to be vegetarian.

Halal Certification Europe (HCE) is a pioneer in providing Halal certification for the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic industries since 1992.

With accreditations from various governments across the world, the HCE Halal certificate has helped multinational corporations and SME’s enter Halal markets worldwide. As well as being affiliated with World Halal Food Council (WHFC), HCE is internationally accredited by Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Gulf Countries, UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and many other countries and authorities.

KLBD Kosher Certification is a leading international agency operating across six continents. Certifying many multi-national food processors and raw material manufacturers, they are committed to offering a professional and affordable kosher certification service worldwide. KLBD has been a leading force in Kosher Certification for more than a century. Currently, over 2,000 companies, in 70 countries, are benefiting from KLBD kosher certification.

RSPCA Assured is a certification scheme that encourages and helps companies who want to ensure the farm animals in their supply chain have a better quality of life and supports them in communicating about higher welfare sourcing with their customers.

Seeing our logo on a menu, or on packaging, provides instant reassurance to customers that animals have had a better quality of life. That’s because we audit the full supply chain from birth through to slaughter, to ensure that all of  the RSPCA’s higher welfare standards are met.

SALSA is recognised as the food safety certification scheme for the UK’s smaller food and drink producers​. The SALSA Standard was written by experienced food safety experts to reflect both the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of 'best practice' of professional food buyers.

Affordable, proportional, and appropriate for smaller business, SALSA is the scheme of choice for suppliers seeking a widely recognised food certification, which demonstrates they are producing and supplying products in safe and legal manner.

SALSA is a membership scheme, not just a standard.​ We provide a support structure for our Members - offering guidance, mentoring, and training - to help businesses implement the SALSA Standard and improve their food safety management.

My Emissions helps companies understand, reduce, and communicate the carbon footprint of their food. They offer a quick, simple, and affordable service to all food companies. All food items are assessed from A to E, making it easy for consumers to understand, and their goal is to help everyone make more sustainable choices.

Fairtrade is the world’s most trusted and recognised ethical mark with over 25 years of experience in delivering real change to producer livelihoods. Fairtrade works with over 400 businesses, from retailers and global brands to small businesses. To meet your range of challenges we offer you a range of options to suit your needs​. Our team of experts offers services going beyond certification, from developing a sustainable supply chain strategy to resolving challenges within your supply chain. ​Visit Fairtrade to find out how you can work with Fairtrade.

At the Rainforest Alliance we promote human rights, improve livelihoods, combat climate change, and protect forests and biodiversity. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources and consumes. Our Certification Programme is based on the principles of shared responsibility and that sustainability is a journey of continuous, data-informed improvement. Learn more at www.rainforest-alliance.org

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