For QAI clients certified to the full EU standard, please note that the International Accredited Certification Bodies (IACB) Equivalent European Union Organic Production and Processing Standard for Third Countries has been updated to version 16. It is critical to have the most current version of the IACB standard to verify your operation’s ongoing compliance to this standard. The changes include general administrative updates throughout the document. The main change relevant to QAI clients is that section 9.2 was updated to rephrase requirements of the EU logo in conjunction with place of origin and certifier code. The updates involved rewording and clarification; the requirement itself did not change.
To access the new IACB EU standard and the latest amendments to EC 1235/2008, please visit the International Certifications page.