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New benefits for standards approved into the IFOAM Family of Standards

Time:2014-3-28 Hits:1887

According to the notice “Family Benefits Frame: March 25, 2014” from IFOAM, two new benefits for the standards are approved into the IFOAM Family of Standards. The organic operators certified by OFDC standard are now officially entitled to hold the 2 following programs:

  • The Global Organic Textile Standard: its requirements for organic fibers acceptance are now using the IFOAM Family of Standard: i.e. fibers, to be accepted as organic by GOTS, need to be certified to a standard approved in the IFOAM Family of Standards.
  • BioFach, the global organic fair: its requirement for accepting exhibitors and products are that the products must be certified to a standard approved in the IFOAM Family of Standards.

Those new benefits are being added to the list of programs that recognize the IFOAM Family of Standards as a criterion for accepting a standard as organic.

                                               

                                                    ( Source: http://www.ifoam.org/sites/default/files/family_benefits_frame_web.pdf. )

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