Accreditation from the Soil Association allows Marsden Packaging to offer services to organic food producers, branching out into new areas
We are delighted to announce that we have received accreditation from the Soil Association, enabling us to pack organic products. Accreditation from the Soil Association is an important step for the companies continued growth, as it now allows us to work with organic food and drink suppliers and producers, who must use an accredited packaging service as a condition of their own Soil Association status.
In addition to now packing organic products, we also offer a wide range of award-winning contract packaging services of dry ambient products including cartoning, flow wrapping and bagging.
Quality is incredibly important to us and our new status as a Soil Association accredited supplier is testament to our ongoing commitment to high standards: “The Soil Association are the UK’s leading experts in organic certification and we’re very pleased to have met their rigorous standards. This latest accreditation enables us to work with organic food producers and suppliers, offering us the opportunity to branch out into new customer markets,” said Michael Briggs, Managing Director.
To meet the organic processing standards set out by the Soil Association we had to demonstrate that we have the expertise to package products in order to reduce the negative impacts of packaging, whilst preventing food waste by protecting and extending the shelf-life of products. In addition, we also had to show that we’re able to supply organic, non-toxic and sustainable packaging materials. This is not only becoming increasingly important to discerning shoppers, but also to the food industry which is progressively moving towards sustainable packaging.
The accreditation from the soil association comes within the same year as our registration with the American Food and Drug Administration. With FDA approved status, we’re able to package product destined for import into the United States. Couple this with the soil association accreditation and the next year of trading is set to be an exciting one for Marsden Packaging!