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.

Last Events

AntiFraud Initiative Conference 2024, January 25 and 26, 2024 in Brussels (Belgium)
Handles, keys, and levers for investigation of residue cases in organic production – 
Good implementation practices for Articles 28  and 29 of Reg. 2018/848

Presentation of Good implementation practices for Articles 28 and 29 of Regulation (EU) 2018/848.
A new approach containing keys, handles and levers to use when investigating residue cases in organic production.

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Conference of the Anti-Fraud-Initiative, February 9, 2023 in Brussels (Belgium)
Residues in organic production – sufficient indicators for fraud?

AFI, the Anti Fraud Initiative, organised a multistakeholder meeting of representatives of the organic trade, CBs, laboratories, sector organisations and representatives of the European Parliament, some member state COP members, the EU Commission.

The aim of the event was to discuss the difficulties the organic sector is currently facing with the implementation of articles 28 and 29 of the Regulation (EU) 2018/848, in particular the value of residue testing for detecting the use of unauthorised substances and the evaluating effectiveness of operators’ precautionary measures. There was a much needed exchange of views, of experiences.

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"Residue testing in organic production: Investigations after detection of phosphonic acid and its salts"

The online seminar took place on 13 October, 2020 and was well organized by the „Anti-Fraud-Initiative“ (AFI), the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM EU and sponsored by the  the Alliance for Organic Integrity.

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"Residue testing in organic production – what and why are we testing?"

The seminar took place in Brussels on 4 February 2020 and was jointly organized by the „Anti-Fraud-Initiative“ (AFI), the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM EU and supported by the Alliance for Organic Integrity. 

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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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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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