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Wholesome Food Association

Wholesome Food Association logo

The Wholesome Food Association local symbol scheme is a low-cost, grassroots alternative to organic certification for people in the UK who are growing or producing food for sale in their local region.

Members of the WFA who abide by our food production standards and sell their produce locally are entitled to use our quality symbol to certify their production methods.

Learn more: Wholesome Food Association websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Wholesome Food Association's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party) following Our scheme is trust-based. Small-scale local producers self-certify and are open to inspection by customers and/or WFA staff.

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Wholesome Food Association

Member of

Other

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.

Member of: Sustain


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1999

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
United Kingdom



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Last updated: 18 March 2014