• Strengthening Organic Enforcement: NOP-Import certificates

    11 June 2024

    The USDA publishes the “New Final Rule” for the National Organic Program in the USA (kiwa.com), which requires all organic imports into the United States to be declared organic and accompanied by a NOP import certificate. This change will improve traceability and monitoring of organic imports into the United States, making fraud more difficult.

  • Kiwa BCS at THAIFEX – Anuga Asia in Bangkok

    18 April 2024

    As an international organic control body Asia is a very important market for Kiwa BCS. Not only do we have an office in China since more than 25 Years but Kiwa BCS also performs inspection across Asia and South-East Asian countries. Take the opportunity and meet us in person at Thaifex. We will be part of the German pavilion and can be fount at Hall 6 booth number 6-L07.

  • BioFach 2024 in Nuremberg

    24 January 2024

    Kiwa BCS has been an integral part of BioFach since the beginning. We are pleased to be present again this year with a stand in Hall 9 for our partner companies and end consumers. During the exchange about the main topic "Bio. Food Sovereignty. True prices" from the perspective of an organic inspection body, exciting and forward-looking discussions will take place, which will continue to be the driving force behind our daily work.

  • NOP-SOE Exemptions - Flowchart

    20 December 2023

    In the following guide we try to simplify the certification requirements for your activities. To determine whether your company or your trading partner needs to be NOP certified, we have created the NOP-SOE flowchart.

  • Labelling of non-retail containers and calculating the percentage of organic ingredients

    15 December 2023

    The emergence of longer and more complex supply chains has made the need for more verification tools and methods necessary. The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Final Rule requires that operations label nonretail containers with critical information that will help to prevent commingling of organic and non-organic products and contact with prohibited substances while supporting traceability and verification. The rule also clarifies how to calculate the percentage of organic ingredients in multi-ingredient products.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Meet us at the BIOFACH in Saudi Arabia!

    6 October 2023

    On 19 - 21 November 2023, Biofach in Saudi Arabia will open its doors and Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH will of course be there again. Biofach in Saudi Arabia brings together more than 15 countries under one roof. This is where the organic industry of the entire MENA region meets. Kiwa BCS-Öko Garantie has been active in Saudi Arabia for many years and with its expertise, enables certification according to the local organic standard OSKSA (Organic Standard of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

  • Kiwa Rostock Achieves Prestigious Recognition and Certification from WRAS

    11 September 2023

    Kiwa Rostock, a leading name in water quality testing, has received award-winning certification from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) as a recognised laboratory. This recognition demonstrates Kiwa Rostock's commitment to the highest water quality and safety standards. WRAS recognition means that the laboratory meets strict criteria of competence and compliance to submit reports that are recognised as evidence of compliance with the Water Supply Regulations. Kiwa Rostock complies with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and can perform tests in various categories, including non-metallic materials in contact with drinking water.

  • USDA publishes New Final Rule for National Organic Program in the USA

    22 February 2023

    In January of 2023 the USDA published a new final rule. It is a revision of the National Organic Program's (NOP) regulatory. The main focus lies on the SOE (Strengthening Organic Enforcement). Following, you get an overview on the changes that have been made. Hence, if your company is part of NOP please read this article carefully. 

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  • UKCA Updates

    18 January 2023

    UKCA- und CE-Kennzeichnung für Bauprodukte laufen in Großbritannien bis 30. Juni 2025 parallel Die britische Regierung hat die Anerkennung der CE-Kennzeichnung für Konformitätsnachweise von Bauprodukten offiziell bis zum 30. Juni 2025 verlängert.

  • Visit Kiwa BCS at BioFach 2023 in Nuremberg!

    13 January 2023

    "Especially in this day and age, it is more important than ever to exchange ideas in person and to sit down together, discuss and look ahead to make way for future topics. Paving the Path together!" is how Danila Brunner, Director of BIOFACH and VIVANESS, sums up the guiding theme of BioFach 2023. The fair starts in only one month, from 14 to 17 February 2023. On this occasion, many companies as well as consumers of the organic sector will meet again in Nuremberg, continue networking and shape the sustainable future of the food industry.

  • 30 Years of Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

    18 November 2022

    Thank you for your loyalty! As the first state-approved inspection body in Germany, Kiwa BCS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. Since its foundation in 1992 in Nuremberg, the then "BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH" has grown steadily and has been able to make a name for itself on the market with high-quality services in the organic certification of food processors and producers.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Kiwa BCS with own booth at BIOFACH in Saudi Arabia!

    12 October 2022

    The organic industry will meet at BIOFACH in Riyadh from November 7-9, 2022. Kiwa BCS has been active in Saudi Arabia for many years, offering certifications according to the local organic standard OSKSA (Organic Standard of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), among others. Kiwa BCS is also accredited in other countries of the MENA region and can offer various organic standards such as EU, NOP or JAS.

  • Kiwa at the GET Nord in Hamburg

    12 October 2022

    SAVE-THE-DATE: From November 17th to 19th Kiwa will be a guest at GET Nord, the only joint trade fair for electrical, sanitary, heating and air conditioning in the north. Come by in Hamburg and exchange ideas with us.

  • Further growth at Kiwa: MPA Dresden joins the Kiwa Deutschland Group

    15 July 2022

    Hamburg/Dresden,July 15, 2022: On July 6, 2022, Thomas Huebler and Teresa Huebler, both managing directors of MPA Dresden GmbH, and Prof. Dr. Roland Huettl and Dr. Gero Schoenwasser, both managing directors of Kiwa Deutschland GmbH, signed the contract agreement in Hamburg. With immediate effect, MPA Dresden GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiwa Deutschland Group.

  • Kiwa welcomes PI Berlin to the Kiwa Germany Group

    23 May 2022

    Kiwa is pleased to announce that PI Berlin is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kiwa Germany Group. The agreement was signed between Kiwa Deutschland GmbH and PI Berlin last week in Berlin, Germany, by Sven Lehmann and Steven Xuereb, board members of PI Berlin, as well as Prof Dr Roland Huettl and Dr Gero Schoenwasser, both managing directors of Kiwa Deutschland GmbH.

  • Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

    14 April 2022

    Mark you calendar: Kiwa is hosting a panel discussion with stakeholders of the metals industry, certification, consulting, and civil society. Make sure to visit the 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains 3 May 2022.

  • Elastomers in the UBA KTW-BWGL Kiwa Web Academy

    18 March 2022

    The Federal Environment Agency has extended the existing KTW-BWGL to include TPE and elastomers. Do you know whether your products meet the hygienic requirements in Germany?

  • Innovations in the Official Journal of the Low Voltage Directive - updated standards published

    8 February 2022

    Just before Christmas (2021-12-21), the Low Voltage Directive has been adapted after a long time, some standards have been updated.

  • UKCA marking - deadline extended to 1 January 2023

    2 September 2021

    The new labelling obligation, the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark for goods placed on the market, has been postponed by the UK government. Companies will not be required to use the UKCA mark, which replaces the CE mark, until 1 January 2023.

  • The GLOBALG.A.P. Supply Chain Standard (CoC)

    20 August 2021

    Certification for all producers and traders handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products. With the new CoC version 6, CoC certification will be mandatory for all companies involved in the trade of GG goods in the supply chain from January 2022.