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Philippines: amendments to organic legislation regarding certification

The organic sector is in the Philippines regulated by the Republic Act 10068 approved in 2010. The law has supported the growing of organic agriculture in the country. However, its section 17 only allows third party certification to be labelled as “organic”. This presents very high, unsustainable costs for small producers in the country.

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COP: now available the June meeting Summary Record

We publish the Summary Record of the last COP (Committee on Organic Productions) meeting held in Brussels on 4, 5 and 6 June  (here the  meeting Agenda).

Summary Record COP 4, 5 and 6 June 2019

 

Source: UE

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Controls: ICQRF and Carabinieri stop fraud of false organic products

The Central Inspectorate for Quality Protection and Food Fraud Repression (ICQRF), together with the Carabinieri of the Agro-Food Protection Center of Parma, have undertaken an important operation that has led to the stop of a fraud of false organic products, arresting 4 people.

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COP, 17-18 April 2018: the Mipaaf note

We publish the note no. 34441 of 9 May 2018 drafted by the Mipaaf Organic Farming Unit, focusing on the last COP (Committee on Organic Production) meeting held in Brussels last   17 and 18 April  (HERE the agenda). Alle the annexes are in English.

Source: Mipaaf

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NOP: Organic integrity in the supply chain

NOP: Organic integrity in the supply chain

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) protects the integrity of USDA organic products throughout the world, so consumers can trust the organic label.

Consumers are protected by a global organic control system that includes: strict standards; certifier accreditation; farm and business certification and enforcement. Accredited certifiers, inspectors, and organic handlers play a vital role in protecting the integrity of organic products from farm to market in complex supply chains.

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