The Organic Food Federation
Additional measures now in place due to Avian Influenza
Please see the attached information sheet which summarises the measures that have come into affect from 29th November 2021 as a result of the avian flu. As a result bird keepers must follow biosecurity measures and keep birds indoors until further notice. These housing measures will not impact the organic status of the eggs provided that producers continue to follow the organic production standards.
Action required relating to non-approved Ethylene Oxide in Sesame Seeds
Please find attached the following information from The Food Standards Agency relating to action required relating to non-approved Ethylene Oxide in sesame seeds and products containing sesame seeds
Non-approved Ethylene Oxide in Sesame Seeds
Like many other companies, we will have to rely on technology to send information to you.
We therefore plan the following:
- All certificates will be emailed direct to you in PDF format and the original saved. If you
require an original you can request it and we will send it out as soon as we are able.
- All letters, reports and invoices will be emailed direct to you.
- Telephone enquiries will be dealt with in the usual way.
- Audits; As things stand, audits will continue as normal and inspectors will contact you in the usual way.
We will do everything we can to make this transition as smooth as possible, however it
could be subject to change as the situation develops.
We hope that this will be resolved in time but it is likely to last for several months.
Please be assured that we will do everything to assist you if you have any problems.
We hope that all will remain well and that business continues as normal wherever possible.
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