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September 2014 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits:

Published 20 August, 2014

Evaluation visits: Gaa: 1-5 Sept,Germany, IFOAM. ICEA: 8-9 Sept, Turkey office, EU & ISO17065. GOAA: 15-19 Sept, Korea, IFOAM & ISO17065. CERES: 24-26 Sept, SAN CoC in Peru. DCOK: 29 Sept -3 Oct, Korea, IFOAM & ISO17065. Surveillance visits: Indocert: 1-3 Sept. CONU:10-12 Sept. COAP: 18-19 Sept. Imaflora: 24-26 Sept. CUGB: 1-5 Sept including TE […]

Reapplication for IOAS Accreditation from PPS

Published 18 July, 2014

Productos y Procesos Sustentables, A.C (PPS) of Mexico is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for the following schemes: SAN RA and ISO/IEC 17065. PPS was first accredited by the IOAS in 2012. The IOAS announce these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of the CB on issues relevant […]

August 2014 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 18 July, 2014

Evaluation visits: OMIC: 11-15th Aug, Japan, Scope: EU Equivalency, ISO17065 ESMA: 24-28th Aug , UAE, EU Equivalency, ISO17065 Scope: EU Equivalency, IFOAM Surveillance visits: Jona: 4-8 Aug, Japan The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site visits to increase accreditation transparency. Interested parties are invited to contact the IOAS and comment on performance of these […]

New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic food.

Published 14 July, 2014

Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than regular food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date. The team, led by Prof Carlo Leifert at Newcastle University, concludes that there are “statistically significant, meaningful” differences, with a range of antioxidants […]