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Reapplication from DCOK and GOAA

Published 24 April, 2014

Doalnara Certified Organic Korea, LLC (DCOK) of South Korea is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for the following schemes: Canada Organic Regime, EU Recognition, IFOAM and ISO/IEC 17065. DCOK was first accredited by the IOAS in 2006. Global Organic Agriculturist Association (GOAA) of South Korea is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for the following schemes: IFOAM and […]

May 2014 scheduled visits

Published 24 April, 2014

  May 5-6: On-site surveillance visit scheduled for Biocert, India. Scope: EU equivalence. May 5-6 On-site surveillance visit to Naturland, Germany. Scope ISO65. May 5-7 On-site surveillance visit to Hong Kong Organic Research Center,. Scope IFOAM and ISO65. May 8-9 2014: On-site regional office visit to Bangladesh is scheduled for Control Union India. Scope:  ISO […]

The ASA S.Africa gets tough with Monsanto

Published 24 April, 2014

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa has ordered Monsanto to withdraw certain ads on local radio, RT reports. In the ads, the company claims that GM crops “enable us to produce more food sustainably whilst using fewer resources; provide a healthier environment by saving on pesticides; decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase crop […]

COSMOS changes

Published 22 April, 2014

The COSMOS scheme for organic and natural cosmetics has recently published some changes to its requirements for certification bodies. A significant change in the Control Manual is the removal of the commitment regarding other cosmetic standards which means that there is no restriction now on CBs applying for COSMOS as to their involvement with other […]