Control and Certification are the main services offered by CCPB srl. Pursuit of quality, accountability,  and innovation are values that have always inspired and supported CCPB. In this section it is possible to browse all types of services provided and have access to all data to start certification procedures.

EU Reg. 834/07

Organic Agriculture is a method of agricultural production which exalts the natural fertility of the soil ecosystem, the healthiness of the products and reinforces sustainability without using synthetic products  (es.chemical inputs and fertilizers). In order to obtain organic certification there has to be compliance with the EU Reg. 834/2007, which settles the production, processing, labelling, control and certification system in the EU.   read more

The Organic EU Regulation equivalency arrangements

Whereas European Union  on its inner borders defines Organic Agriculture in compliance with  EU Reg 834/2007, towards third countries EU made equivalency arrangements so that trades of certified organic products in and out of the EU from and towards non EU countries.
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The CCPB Global Programme is the certification scheme for organic products that CCPB has set up to certify compliance with the requirements and obligations under the IFOAM standards (basic IFOAM standards and accreditation criteria).

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Organic products are regulated in USA with a specific Federal Law, issued on 21st February 2001, known as  NOP (National Organic Program) and managed by USDA (United States Department of Agricolture). read more

Canadian Organic Regime – COR

On 30.06.2009, the definitive version of the COR (Canadian Organic Regime) regulations came into force; for further information on this subject, you can visit the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which has a section dedicated to organic products

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JAS is the system regulating the methods used to obtain agricultural and agricultural food products destined for the Japanese market and their labelling.

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Bio Suisse

Bio Suisse is a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of Swiss Bud-label (National Organic Standard) producers and their licensees. read more

Agricolture Biologique

The AB (Agriculture Biologique) brand is owned the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Rural Develpment The brand may be requested by the French market for labelling organic agriculture products since, according to a survey carried out by INRA/Gret/Agence Bio (2003), 65% of French consumers recognise products as organic from this logo on the packaging.

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Bio Siegel is the German national logo that has labelled organic productions since 2001.
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Naturland is one of the major organic producers association founded in Germany in 1982, based in Grafelfing,near Muenchen. It’s one of the associations that has always promoted development and growth of organic market not only in Germany but also on a international level.

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Bio Brasil

Thanks to an agreement with IBD, one of the major brasilian certification bodies, CCPB provides a certification service for the companies willing to export organic products in Brasil.
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Krav is the principal certification body for organic products in Sweden and products bearing this organisation’s logo are well-known on the Swedish market and widely recognised by consumers as a sign of guaranteed high quality. read more

Soil Association

The Soil Association is the main certification body for organic products in the UK and products bearing the association’s logo are well-known on the British market and widely recognised by consumers as a sign of guaranteed high quality.

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Organic in South Korea

From February 2015 it is into force (for three anni), the agreement of mutual equivalence between EU and South Korea which is now one of the equivalent countries that permit import and export of certified organic products

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How the certification in South Korea works

The agreement  in particular includes the aknowledgment from the EU of processed organic products certified in South Korea with the following conditions:

  • the agreement covers the processed agrifood products intended to be used
  • the food products containing minimum 95% of organic ingredients
  • the Organic Ingredients need to come from South Korea or they have to be imported in South Korea from third countries recognized as equivalent
  • the last prosessing has to happen in South Korea
  • the Korean organic products  need to be certified by a Certification Body (listed in the attachment III of the  EC Reg 1235/08)
  • the label on the product need to be compliant to European laws in the matter of Organic products labelling
  • it is possible to use in the label the European Organic logo, the Korean Organic logo or both
  • for each exportation the product has to be accompained by an audit certificate released by a recognized Certification Body.

Exporting  in South Korea

The equivalence is mutual. Therefore South Korea aknowledges the Organic processed products certified in the EU, with the following specifications:

  • the agreement covers the agriculture processed products aimed to be used as food containing 95% minimum of Organic Ingredients
  • The Organic Ingredients need to come from the EU or to be imported in the EU
  • the last process needs to take place in the EU
  • the European Organic products need to be certified by a designed Certification Body in compliance with Art. 27 of EC Regulation 834/2007.
  • The product label need to be compliant to the Korean legal dispositions for the Organic Products labelling.
  • it is possible to use in the label the European Organic logo, the Korean Organic logo or both
  • for each exportation the product has to be accompained by an audit certificate compliant to the Korean regulation (NAQS import certificate, click here to download the PDF)

In order to export in South Korea the non processed food(part of any other category A, B, C, E, F), it is though necessary to get the certification in compliance with the Korean legislation for each of the subjects involved in the supply chain. CCPB is able to offer this certification service to the operators interested, thanks to the agreement with Konkuk Ecocert Certification Service, certification body recognized by the South Korean Agriculture Ministry.

Below you can find the EU Regulation  2015/131,the official notice and some FAQs redacted by the European Union. For further informations you can contact our offices ccpb[@]ccpb.it