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OFDC removed from Commission list of recognised equivalent control bodies

December 9, 2014

With the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1287/2014 on November 28, 2014 the Organic Food Development and Certification Center of China has been removed from the list of recognised equivalent control bodies. OFDC has failed to meet deadlines to respond to questions set by the Commission following an on-site visit from the Food & Veterinary Office. OFDC are currently undergoing their scheduled re-assessment by the IOAS and pending an investigation the accreditation and surveillance measures of OFDC remain current and in place.