Anti Fraud Initiative / Organic Integrity Network

The organic market grows rapidly in Europe, North America and Asia. The flow of trade is becoming more and more international and there is a shortage in the supply of various commodities. This leads to a situation where those who do not take the organic requirements seriously are tempted to enter the lucrative market.

Even if the organic market has currently the best quality management system of the whole food market, fraud is still an issue.

The main aim of the Anti Fraud Initiative is to improve cross border communication among inspection and certification bodies, trade companies, label organisations and authorities to strenghten organic integrity.

Upcoming event

"2020 AFI International Seminar on residue testing in organic production."

The Seminar will take place in Brussels on 4 February 2020 and is jointly organized by the „Anti-Fraud-Initiative“ (AFI), the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM EU. The key questions this year are “What and why are we testing?” The Seminar aims at reaching a consensus about good practices in the case of presence of three specific substances.

The Seminar will be hosted by FiBL Europe. Inputs from various experts will cover the sources, relevance and consequences of the presence of the substances Anthraquinon, Chlorate and Phthalimide.

Participation is upon invitation only. Invited are key representatives from the EU COM, EOCC, IFOAM, FiBL and international trade. Attached you can find the more detailed program.

Last Events

International Seminar: “Zero Tolerance? Residue analysis as inspection tool for the authenticity of organic products“ January 10-11, 2019, Brussels (Belgium) Hosted by EOCC, Rue d’Arlon 63-67, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.

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"Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains"

The international conference took place in Odesa on 21 - 22 September 2017.

Read the Declaration of the International Conference in Odesa "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains"

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Online Training on risk-oriented inspections

The Anti-Fraud-Initiative is happy to announce the launch of its new E-Learning-Tool for risk-oriented organic inspections around the world based on EU- and NOP regulatory requirements.

Sign up for the training

Get in touch. The fee for the course is 80,00 € including a certificate after successful completion of the final online test.


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