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


Date:October 3 2012; 13:00 - 18:00 p.m.
Location:NH Amersfoort, Stationsstraat 75 (near the train station),
3811 MH
Target groups:Employees of organic trade and processing companies and inspectors of inspection bodies
Fee:€ 125,00 | VBP members € 50,00
Organizers:VBP, the Dutch association on Organic traders and Wholesellers and AFI, the Anti Fraud Initiative, in cooperation with the IFOAM EU Group
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We are looking forward to meet you.

For Bionext/ VBP:     
Paulien Veerman
For the Anti-Fraud Initiative:
Beate Huber, Jochen Neuendorff, Bo van Elzakker

13.00 - 13.15   Welcome by Bionext/VBP and AFI
13.15 - 14.00

Guenter Lach and Silke Bruns, Lach & Bruns:

"Approach towards reliable analyses"
14.00 - 14.45

Jan Wicher Krol, Skal: 

"The CB Skal and the cooperation within EOCC"
14.45 - 15.15Short Break
15.15 - 16.00 

Ronald van Marlen, Ariza:
"How to deal with fraud cases"

16.00 - 16.45

 Jochen Neuendorff, AFI/GFRS: 
"Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC) - an irregularity in organic farming?"

16.45 - 17.00Short Break
17.00 - 17.45

Representative of European Court of Auditors: Special Report 9/2012: "Audit of the control system of organic products"

17.45 - 18.00End of meeting

Bionext/ VBP   Paulien
AFI Boudewijn van Elzakker


PS: On 10.09.2012, the Italian Organic Sector discussed the origins and possible consequences out of the fraud case "Cats in Boots" at SANA organic fair. With over 100 participants, this regional AFI-workshop was very successful and interesting too.
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