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IOAS official notice on retroactive conversion

Published 12 February, 2017

February 13, 2016 The IOAS has released an official interpretation of the requirements for retroactive conversion under (EC) 834/2007 as applied under equivalence in third countries. This is the result of considerable consultation within the IOAS Accreditation Committee and staff as well as several outside entities and is issued to bring clarity and a harmonised […]

February 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 1 February, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: IMO Switzerland (IMO ch) Feb 11-13th, Vietnam. Scheme: ISO17065 & EU. Certificadora Biotropico, S.A. (Biotropico) Feb 20-24th. Scheme: COR, EU & ISO17065. Biocert International, ¬†Feb 27-March 2nd, India. Scheme ISO17065, IFOAM, COR & EU. The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site visits to increase […]

Canada launch public consultation on food safety

Published 23 January, 2017

On January 21, 2017, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation on new rules to strengthen food safety for all foods imported into Canada or sold across provinces. The regulations would also apply to foods prepared for export. Read more at here During the 90-day consultation period, the CFIA will host a series of […]

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 […]