Organic Certification in Italy

The article about the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) from the previous newsletter caught the attention of some of our readers, who have asked for more information on organic certification in Italy. Let us go back to the subject to provide more information for those who seek official recognition of their organic produce from official Italian certifiers.

It is not yet all coded or finalized at both Italian and European level. Certification is determined by the control body, on how often its check-ups take place and on how credible it is. For this reason, many aggregations of associations and new certification consortiums came to our attention. Continue reading “Organic Certification in Italy”

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European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC)

Only a few people are familiar with the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC), the association for those certifying and control bodies currently in office and with authority to supervise organic agriculture in Europe.

With roots from 2010, the Council used to be a network of organizations concerned about the implications of European regulations for organic culture on their activities. These organizations subsequently funded the EOCC, a non-profit organisation ‘to increase the reliability of control and certification activities and decisions in relation to European organic agriculture’. Continue reading “European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC)”