At Community we are actively involved with the following industry and certifying bodies:
Our organic products are certified by the Soil Association, as we believe they are the leading government registered certification scheme in the UK. The Soil Association are respected, trusted and active in the promotion of organic foods and their benefits to a wide audience.
Community take organic foods seriously and by working closely with the Soil Association, we contribute to and draw from the resource, professionalism and
development of the Soil Association and the progression of organic agriculture.
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Good Food Foundation
Community Foods has been a board member of the Good Food Foundation since the 1980's, helping to pioneer the development of organic agriculture. The 'alliance' has helped to develop first class organic projects for sultanas, apricots, figs and hazelnuts from Turkey. The Foundation have been directly responsible for the development and sale of several thousand tons of new organic products and Community accounts for a significant proportion of this.
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Fairtrade Labelling Organisations
The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) guarantees that products sold anywhere in the world with the FAIRTRADE Mark, conforms to Fairtrade Standards and contributes to the development of producers and workers in developing countries. The Fairtrade Foundation is the UK member of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), which unites 21 labelling initiatives across the world.
Community has long established roots with small farming communities and understands many of the problems faced by farmers in today's commercial world. Community's background and involvement with these farmers and through its own association and philosophy (see Good Food Foundation) has meant a great deal of empathy with the Fairtrade movement.
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Organic Trade Board
Community Foods are founding members of the Organic Trade Board. The OTB is a not for profit organisation co-ordinated by business leaders from across the UK's organic industry to develop, promote and support Organic Trade in the UK.
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National Dried Fruit Trade Association (NDFTA)
Community are a member of the NDFTA is a trade body representing the interests of the dried fruit industry members in the UK and many suppliers from producer countries. The association helps to promote the benefits of dried fruit consumption whilst helping to protect its members.
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International Nut & Dried Fruit Council (INC)
Community Foods are members of the INC which represents the interests of the worldwide nuts and dried fruits industry across 57 countries and over 600 companies.
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FRUCOM is the representative body of European traders in dried fruit, edible nuts, processed fruit & vegetables, processed fishery products and honey. Community's Managing Director is the chairman of FRUCOM, which defends and represents members' interests at EU policy level.
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Combined Edible Nut Trade Association (CENTA)
Community's Managing Director is a board member of CENTA, who are an independent body representing countries across the world in the edible nut industry. CENTA is a FRUCOM member, broadening the association's interest and building closer relationships with EU partners.
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