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(Dipl.-Ing. agr. (FH))

Department of International Cooperation
Head of Department
Deputy director
Group lead Policy and Sector Development
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Invitation for Seminar on Quality Integrity

(September 10, 2012) 

The Dutch VBP (Vereniging Biologische Producenten en Handel) and AFI (Anti Fraud Initiative) are inviting for a Seminar on Quality Integrity on Wednesday 3 October in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

A representative of The European Court of Auditors will present the results of the audit of the control system of organic products. Jan Wicher Krol from Skal, the Dutch Control Body, will explain the cooperation between the control bodies within the EOCC. Ronald van Marlen from Ariza will explain the impact of fraud cases for the company and how the deal with this. Jochen Neuendorff will inform about QAC. Guenter Lach and Silke Bruns will give their approach towards reliable analyses.

FiBL is one of the initiators of the AFI initiative.


Date3 October 2012
Time13.00 -  18.00 p.m.
WhereNH Amersfoort, Stationsstraat 75 (near the train station), 3811 MH Amersfoort
Target groupEmployees of organic trade and processing companies and inspectors of inspection/control bodies
Costs€ 125,00, VBP members € 50,00
OrganizersVBP, the Dutch association on Organic traders and Wholesellers and AFI, the Anti Fraud Initiative in cooperation with the IFOAM EU Group


13.00 - 13.15Welcome by Bionext/VBP and AFI
13.15 - 14.00Guenter Lach and Silke Bruns, Lach & Bruns: "Approach towards reliable analyses"
14.00 – 14.45Jan Wicher Krol, Skal:    “The CB Skal and the cooperation within Eocc”
14.45 – 15.15Short Break
15.15 – 16.00Ronald van Marlen, Ariza: “How to deal with fraud cases”
16.00 – 16.45Jochen Neuendorff, AFI/GFRS: "Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC) - an irregularity in organic farming?"
16.45 – 17.00Short Break
17.00 – 17.45Representative of European Court of Auditors: Special Report 9/2012: “ Audit of the control system of organic products” 
17.45 – 18.00End of meeting

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