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August 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 20 July, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: Overseas Merchandise Inspection Co., Ltd. (OMIC) – August 2-3rd Japan. Scheme: EU & ISO/ IEC 17065. Konkuk University-Industrial Cooperation Foundation (Konkuk) – Aug 3-7th   China. Scheme: IFOAM. Australian Certified Organic Ltd. (ACO) – Aug 7-8th  Australia. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU-equivalence & IFOAM. NASAA Certified Organic […]

IOAS in now a signatory of the IAF MLA

Published 19 July, 2017

The IOAS is proud to announce that on July 4th 2017 we became a signatory of the IAF MLA for the main scope ISO/IEC 17065. Accreditation body and Regional Accreditation Group members of IAF are admitted to the IAF MLA only after a most stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team which […]

Reform of EU organic food rules delayed for further discussion

Published 18 July, 2017

IFOAM EU announced yesterday “that the expected provisional endorsement on the outcomes of last trilogue was taken off the agenda of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council. Even though the last compromise text took several of the organic movement’s concerns into account, it continues to present a number of potential implementation problems. These issues will need […]

IOAS welcomes new client manager Nune Darbinyan

Published 17 July, 2017

Nune has a strong scientific background with a PhD in Agriculture combined with extensive practical experience.  In the past, Nune has worked as General Director of an organic certification body recognized by the EU and accredited by USDA NOP, as well as being President of a non-for-profit environmental organization promoting sustainable development and organic agriculture. […]