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Peggy Miars appointed new IFOAM Organics International president 2017

Published 16 November, 2017

The GA in India has elected a new World Board for the tenure 2017 to 2020. The new President is Peggy Miars. Jennifer Chang and Frank Eyhorn join her on the Executive Board as Vice-Presidents. The new members are (in alphabetical order): David Amudavi, Kenya Jennifer Chang, South Korea Frank Eyhorn, Switzerland Choitresh Kumar Ganguly, […]

Changes to the provision of COR assessment for QAI from November 2017

Published 14 November, 2017

The IOAS will no longer be providing COR¬†accreditation supervision to Quality Assurance International (QAI) of USA. The¬† supervision of COR Accreditation is now transferred to CAEQ, Quebec. The IOAS will continue to provide accreditation and assessment for ISO 17065 and EU recognition until further notice. Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on this […]

IOAS reapplication for accreditation accepted for Bolicert, 2017.

Published 9 November, 2017

Bolicert, Bolivia is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for COR, EU, IFOAM and ISO 17065 accreditation. The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues relevant to their application, please contact the IOAS at

COSMOS appoint new chair and board member

Published 7 November, 2017

COSMOS is pleased to announce the appointment of Harald Dittmar, CEO of BDIH, as the new chair of the COSMOS-board. Harald Dittmar has been involved in the development of cosmetics standards for more than 20 years. He has been instrumental in shaping COSMOS alongside the other founding board members. Francis Blake, formerly of the Soil […]