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Accreditation reapplication accepted for SACL

Published 16 January, 2017

Soil Association Certification Ltd. of UK (known as SACL) is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for the following schemes: ISO/IEC 17065, Canadian Organic Regime (COR), GOTS, COSMOS, TE and EU recognition. 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 […]

New accreditation and reapplication accepted for OS

Published 13 January, 2017

Organic Standard Ltd. (OS) of Ukraine has recently reapplied to the IOAS for accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17065 and EU recognition scheme in addition to a new application under the Canadian Organic Regime (COR). The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB […]

Changes to SAN/RA accreditation

Published 3 January, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, the IOAS will no longer be offering accreditation against the Sustainable Agriculture Network and Rainforest Alliance requirements. As of 1 January 2017, SAN has taken over all assessment functions, concerning those elements of the SAN requirements that go beyond the core requirements of ISO 17065 in its authorization process for new […]

Suspension of ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation of Certificadora Biotropico, Colombia

Published 3 January, 2017

The ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation of Biotropico, Colombia with scope of Estandar de Buenas Practicas de Producción Ecológicas has been suspended as of December 23, 2016. Current certificates issued under this programme continue as valid but no certificates issued or modified after this date can be considered under IOAS accreditation.