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The Need for Certification Bodies

As a consumer you need to have total confidence in the claims made by suppliers like Lucy Bee. The Certification Bodies exist to ensure that products are what we claim them to be. In respect to Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil they ensure the following:

  • The coconuts are grown organically -BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH
  • The coconuts are processed into coconut oil without risk of contamination from non-organic products -BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH
  • That it comes from where we say it does -DEFRA
  • That we pay the correct duty and import taxes -DEFRA
  • That the product is traceable -DEFRA
  • That it is bottled in a certified environment, fulfilling Trading Standards requirement for Health and Safety - Soil Association & BRC
  • That the product is Fair Trade –Fair TSA
  • That the additional money funded by the price premium for Fair Trade is paid to farmers and workers –FairTSA
  • That the Community Projects funded by the price premium are planned and completed –FairTSA
  • Auditing Lucy Bee's Organic and Fair Trade activity –Organic Food Federation
  • That shoppers are given the confidence that they're making the best possible ethical and enviromental choice regarding the purchase of coconut oil. - Ethical Consumer Magazine

Ethical Consumer Best Buy

Our Fair Trade coconut oil has been awarded ‘Best Buy’ by leading ethical and environmental magazine Ethical

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Consumer. Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil came out the winner of the 16 brands assessed in their report. We received FULL MARKS for our ‘company ethos’.


Organic Food Federation GB-ORG-04

Off LogoThe Organic Food Federation is responsible for auditing Lucy Bee's organic imports to ensure 100% consumer confidence that the products are what we claim them to be. They are at the forefront of promoting organic methods and maintaining high standards and best practice within the sector.


BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

OkoBCS certifies more than 450,000 farmers and more than 1000 processing businesses in import and export worldwide. Their services cover all vital agricultural cultivations and the majority of all relevant processing industries. Several market leaders are among the companies serviced by BCS.

BCS are responsible for ensuring that Lucy Bee's Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil is exactly what we say it is.

They regularly visit and audit the farmers and the production facilities so that you can have total confidence in the integrity of Lucy Bee’s Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut oil.


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

DefraLucy Bee is regulated by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It is a government department in the UK. 'We make policy and legislation, and work with others to deliver our policies in - areas such as: the natural environment, biodiversity, plants and animals, sustainable development and the green economy, food, farming and fisheries, animal health and welfare, environmental protection and pollution control, rural communities and issues'.


BRC Global Standards

BrcThe BRC Global Standards is a leading global safety and quality certification programme. It is used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries, through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards is widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardisation of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.


The Soil Association

Soil AssociationThe Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health.

Today, The Soil Association is the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. They have over 150 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh working as certification inspectors across the country.


Kashrut Division - London Beth Din

Lucy Bee is certified Kosher by Kashrut Division - London Beth Din

Klbd

KLBD Kosher Certification (also known as the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din) is one of the world leading kosher certification agencies operating in 60 countries across 6 continents and certifying many of the multi national food processors and raw material manufacturers alike. KLBD is committed to offering a professional and affordable global kosher certification with rabbis, food technologists and food chemists working round the clock for your needs alongside their representatives and agents around the world.

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