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British certified organic operators published in the Central registry of certified organic operators

DEFRA, the British inspection authority, has decided in favour of bioC as the publication platform for all British organic certification bodies. As a result, all British organic certification bodies will soon publish the data of the companies registered with them on

On the Internet platform, organic certification bodies provide access to about 70,000 organic certified companies including information on government regulations and private standards. Currently, 25 certification bodies from various countries participate in the registry. bioC users can be sure that certificates are authentic by calling up the certificates uploaded on Users can be automatically informed, through the function of customized supplier lists, if a supplier has lost his organic certification. The function of product monitoring ensures that such information is also sent when the status of a monitored product changes.

bioC offers interested users the chance to create a test account so that they can try out the functionalities free of charge. Use is only subject to charge after more than five suppliers are on the suppliers’ list.

bioC is an initiative of organic certification bodies, associations from the organic food sector (BÖLW and IFOAM – Organics International), and service providers. bioC GmbH was founded in December 2010.

Further information and contact persons:
• David Gould (Program Facilitator), IFOAM – Organics International,
• Rolf Mäder (General Manager), bioC GmbH,




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