IFST updates its Information Statement on Organic Food


With more people interested in health and wellbeing, the demand for organic products continues to grow. It is estimated that in the UK organic market is worth £2.2 billion and accounts for 1.5% of the total food and drink market. * 

Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology, has just updated its Information Statement on Organic Food. It looks at current EU rules related to organic food, explores how it should be labelled and advises on where to begin if a food business seeks to move into organic food production.

IFST Information Statements summarise the authoritative and impartial science behind key food science issues. They are peer-reviewed by IFST’s Scientific Committee.

For more information, access the Information Statement on the IFST website.

* information from the Soil Association