April 29th, 2019
Fraud Prevention in the Receiving Department
A 300 level webinar through the International Organic Inspector Association
Receiving is one of the most critical of the organic control points in a processing operation. At the intersection of purchasing, operations and record keeping a lot can go wrong. Silke will show examples of what happens when an inspector starts digging a little deeper into those procedures. As the organic industry rises to the challenge of addressing fraud, Silke’s training will give the organic inspector new tools to do just that.
This material has been very well received by 150+ inspectors and certifier staff at prior presentations (“this is an eye-opener”- participant comment). It was also the basis for the invitation to the NOSB expert panel on Import Oversight in Spring 2018. If you are interested, but not currently working as a reviewer or inspector of processing facilities, please contact IOIA to discuss acceptance into the course.
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April 26th, 2018
Silke Fuchshofen was invited to participate in a panel discussion about organic import fraud prevention at the NOSB Spring meeting of 2018 in Tucson, AZ.
Silke spoke about her experiences at certified organic processing facilities and the often weak interface between operational and administrative procedures. It is not a rare occurrence that the staff in charge of organic certification is not informed that some of the materials are sourced through distributors that are exempt from organic certification. In those cases full traceability may not be given, even though the company is committed to organic integrity.
(Photo by Organic Trade Association)