The Need for Certification Bodies

As a consumer you need to have total confidence in the claims made by suppliers like PGR Health Foods.  The Certification Bodies exist to ensure that our products are what we claim them to be.  In respect to Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta they ensure the following:

  • That the rice crop is organic -OCIA
  • The Pasta is produced without risk of contamination from non-organic products -OCIA
  • 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 produced in a certified environment- BRC
  • Auditing PGR Health Foods –Organic Food Federation
Organic Food Federation

Organic Food Federation
The Organic Food Federation is responsible for auditing PGR Health Foods' 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.

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 OCIA

OCIA
Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry.

A non-profit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.

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 The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
PGR Health Foods 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'.

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 BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards
The 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.

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Maxxam

Maxxam Gluten Free Certified
We are Gluten Free Certified. Download the Certificate of Analysis here.

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SKA Kosher

SKA Kosher
Rizopia is certified kosher by The Sephardi Kashrut Authority of London (SKA)

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Rizopia May 2017 Newsletter

Rizopia May 2017 Newsletter
Posted 23 May 2017
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“Thanks for sending me the gluten free spaghetti. I tried it last night and thought it was delicious. Good texture and the flavor was really nice. The pasta will definitely be going on my prescription.” Camilla Hadcock, Preston.

PGR Health Foods

Providing the Gluten free sector of the health food market and NHS with high quality organic product for the last 9 years

Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society is an educational charity working to support, represent and increase the number of vegetarians in the UK.

The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society is an educational charity that promotes and supports the vegan lifestyle.

Coeliac UK

Coeliac UK is the leading support organisation for Coeliacs in the United Kingdom.

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