The EOCC TF Official Control Regulation aims to analyse the Regulation EU 625/2017, published on April 7, 2017, replacing the former regulation 882/2004 and that will come into application on December 14, 2019. By screening this regulation, the Task-Force evaluates its impact on the controls.
The coordinator of TF Traceability and Cross Checks is Dr. Jochen Neuendorff.
Jochen serves as the managing director of the German control body Resource Protection Ltd. (GfRS Gesellschaft fuer Ressourcenschutz mbH, www.gfrs.de) since 1989. He is inspector of organic farms, processors and importers of products from organic agriculture in Austria, Germany and other member states of the EU. Since 1998, he is also assessor of different accreditation bodies for ISO 17065 and ISO 17021. He did various evaluations of control bodies certifying to equivalent standards active in third countries, in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is the chairman of the accreditation advisory board “consumer protection” and of the committee Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability of DAkkS and member of the accreditation committee of the IOAS. Jochen was the project leader of a variety of research and development projects aiming to improve effectiveness and efficiency of organic controls, amongst them the EU-projects IRM-Organic and AWARE. Jochen is convinced that one of the major tasks is future is harmonisation of organic controls, a task to which EOCC can deliver an excellent contribution. In April 2017, Jochen became EOCC Board member.