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February 2018 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 22 January, 2018

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: Food Safety (FS) to take place Feb 2nd – 9th in  Turkey. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 and EU. (IBD) to take place Feb 19th & 22nd  in  Argentina and Brazil. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU, IFOAM and Natrue. Faircert to take place February 20th -24th in India. […]

New GOTS accreditation application accepted for Faircert

Published 17 January, 2018

Faircert Certification Services PVT Ltd of India has recently applied to the IOAS for accreditation under the GOTS recognition scheme and had their application accepted. They will now begin the assessment process. The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues […]

IOAS reapplication for accreditation accepted for QAI

Published 8 January, 2018

Quality Assurance International of USA (known as QAI) is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for 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 info@ioas.org.

EU-Chile agreement on trade in organic products in force

Published 4 January, 2018

The Organic Trade Agreement between the EU and Chile entered into force on 1 January 2018. Text of the  Council Decision (EU) 2017/2307 can be found on the EU website.