Certification Bodies

Organic Crop Improvement Association International

Contract Number: 30
Also known as OCIA
Home Country: USA
Address: Legal & Head Office:
1340 North Cotner Boulevard, 68505 Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Key offices with activities:
OCIA Mexico Calle 5 de Mayo #108 Interior 9, Colonia Centro, Oaxaca de Juarez (68000), Mexico (EU & ISO/IEC 17065)
OCIA International Canada 6912-12 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6K 3P8, Canada (COR & ISO/IEC 17065)
Phone Number: +1 402 477 2323
Fax Number: +1 402 477 4325
Web Address: www.ocia.org

Accreditations

COR

Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Canada Organic Regime Operating Manual v19

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2009
Accreditation renewal date: 30 January 2026

Standard

  • CAN-CGSB-32.310-2020; CAN-CGSB-32.311-2020

Categories

  • Crop production
  • Livestock Feed
  • Livestock production
  • Processed products
  • Specialized: Apiculture
  • Specialized greenhouse crops
  • Specialized maple production
  • Specialized mushrooms
  • Specialized wild crops
  • Specialized sprouts

Countries

  • Canada
  • Japan

Standard

  • CAN-CGSB-32.312-2018

Categories

  • Aquaculture-Specialized (wild collection)
  • Aquaculture - Processed

Countries

  • Canada

ISO/IEC 17065 EU Equivalence

Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services in addition to the Control measures and labeling requirements as set out in Regulation No (EC) 834/2007 and its implementing regulations.
The details shown below are the EU categories and countries recommended by the IOAS for EU recognition.
For the actual status of the EU accreditation and recognized categories and countries please refer to the current regulation (EU) 2021/2325.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation renewal date: 31 January 2026

Standard

  • International Accredited Certification Bodies Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products

Countries

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

Standard

  • International Accredited Certification Bodies Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries

Categories

  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (excluding wine)

Countries

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

ISO/IEC 17065 EU Compliance

Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services are set out in Regulation (EU) 2018/848 and its secondary acts.

The details shown below are the EU categories and countries accredited by the IOAS as defined in Regulation EU 2018/848, Article 35.(7). For the actual status of categories and countries recognized by the EU Commission, please refer to regulation (EU) 2021/1378, Annex II.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation renewal date: 31 January 2026

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plants and plant products, including seeds and other plant reproductive material

Countries

  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products, including aquaculture products, for use as food

Countries

  • Guatemala
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

ISO/IEC 17065

ISO/IEC 17065:2012 - Conformity Assessment - Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2007
Accreditation renewal date: 31 January 2026

Standard

  • Ley de Productos Orgánicos (LPO) - Mexican Regulation for the Operation of Organic Agriculture Activities

Categories

  • Beekeeping
  • Crop production
  • Fungi
  • Processing
  • Trading
  • Wild crops

Countries

  • Mexico

Standard

  • OCIA International Certification Standards

Categories

  • Cannabis

Countries

  • Canada

Standard

  • Reglamento Técnico de Producción Orgánica (RTPO) - National Organic Regulation of Peru. (DS 044-2006-AG & DS 002-2020-MINAGRI)

Categories

  • Crop production
  • Processing
  • Trading
  • Wild collection

Countries

  • Peru

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

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