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Control Union, Jan-Frans Bastiaanse, Lucas Boitquin

30 May 20242 min reading

Control Union Certifications has been accredited and proposed for recognition to certify according to the new EU Organic Regulation (EU 2018/848). This makes it one of the few Certification Bodies to achieve this status.

Control Union Certifications proudly announced its accreditation and proposed recognition to certify under the new EU Organic Regulation (EU 2018/848). This regulation, effective from January 1, 2025, outlines the rules for the production, certification, labeling, and advertising of organic food, feed, and other products such as cotton and essential oils.

Jan-Frans Bastiaanse

Jan-Frans Bastiaanse, Director at Control Union Certifications, stated, "We are delighted to be proposed for recognition as one of the few Certification Bodies for EU Organic 2018/848. This means that we can continue to ensure effective trade for our clients, and confidence and trust in supply chains, across more than 140 countries."

The new regulation mandates that all products from countries outside the EU be audited to ensure compliance. Control Union’s early accreditation positions it to commence auditing services promptly, facilitating smooth transitions for producers, processors, and traders needing certification to export organic products to the EU.

Control Union has a longstanding history in EU organic certification, providing a wide range of services including the issuance of the Certificate of Inspection (C.O.I.) through the EU Commission’s TRACES tool. This new accreditation underscores its commitment to maintaining high standards and supporting international trade in organic goods.

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