CQA News and Updates
New Organic Food and Farming Standards in Ireland
The new Organic Food and Farming Standards in Ireland, which incorporates the regulatory requirements specified in the EU Regulation 2018/848 and associated delegated acts, are available to download here:
Upcoming CQA TAC meetings
Upcoming CQA TAC meeting Wednesday, 30th November.
Meetings are open to all persons on application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The response period for the public consultation for new versions of the CQA Farm and Processing Standards has ended.
New draft standards were open for a 60-day public consultation period from 16 July – 13 September 2021 to provide stakeholders an opportunity to review all proposed changes before any final decision to revise the Standards is made.
The next steps in the CQA Standard review
The new Standard will be released later in 2022 subject to approval from our governance bodies.
The CQA Programme is currently operating under guidance from the Accreditation Body, the Competent Authority and GSSI during the COVID-19 Outbreak – for latest guidance see S7 – CQA Guidance for Audits during the COVID-19 Outbreak