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Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,

We are excited for BIOFACH and hope you are too! It's always a great time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Stop by and say hi - we're in Hall 1 at Stand 653 (1-653). We are especially excited about our upcoming events at BIOFACH. We look forward to seeing you there and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about what we are presenting. Let's make this BIOFACH one to remember (like always)!

All the best,
Frank Gerriets & Gerald A. Herrmann
Schedule a meeting with Frank Gerriets, Director at Organic Services, specializing in Software Distribution, Implementation and Training
Schedule a meeting with Gerald A. Herrmann, Director at Organic Services, specializing in Policy Advice, Management and Business Development
We're excited about the upcoming BIOFACH and want to give you a preview of what you can expect to hear from us there. Please click on the links for more information about our events.

Sessions organised for the BIOFACH Congress programme:
Exhibitor presentations by Organic Services:
We're proud to announce that Check Organic is a two-time winner of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Seal of Excellence, meaning we passed the quality threshold! Twice!
Check Organic is growing! We have data from Germany, the United States, Italy and Ukraine. We are especially excited about testing our new interface to the USDA NOP Organic Integrity Database. This means all USDA NOP data will be available in Check Organic. And with our partnership with FederBio, you can also get access to all data in Italy.

We've also added the Data Exchange Portal, which means you and your suppliers can easily share data with each other. Whether it's organic certificates or production amounts, the Data Exchange Portal is there to make it as easy as possible to get the data you need to make important decisions.
Following BIOFACH 2017, representatives of member organizations of Certification Alliance (CertAll) from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will be sticking around for an Ecert Basic training. We're looking forward to hosting our guests here in Tutzing and helping them learn how to maximize the benefits Ecert Basic offers. We are here to help and value the personal relationships we share with our clients. Our goal is to support you by providing you with tools to run your organization the way you want to. 
Our FoodIntegrity work package (WP 16. Check X - Improving Supply Chain Integrity through Data Sharing) continues with even more informational interviews. This time around we've been focusing on the grain and seafood sectors, and have had some really interesting conversations with some very knowledgeable people. Now it's time to get to work on analyzing the data we've collected. In FoodIntegrity, we're applying our expertise as organic supply chain integrity specialists to the wider food industry. FoodIntegrity is funded as part of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and is designed to bring together and put in action measures to protect the authenticity of European food for the sake of consumers and the food industry itself.
It's that time of year again - the big start to the new year when we're busy traveling to a number of noteworthy events. We remain committed to our strong international outreach and hope to see you at one of the many events we're planning to attend. You can see our upcoming event schedule here. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with either Frank or Gerald to schedule a meeting.
"SINDAN ORGANIC S.R.L. is a Bolivian company that industrializes, markets and exports safe food with high nutritional value to both organic as well as the non-organic markets. Sindan Organics develops new products with added value based on continuous improvements, efficiency, and meeting national and international production standards, quality requirements and safety norms. Sindan Organic works with agricultural producers in Bolivia (La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Chuquisaca Santa Cruz), and promotes and raises awareness for the principles of organic agriculture. The company aims to prevent the use of chemically synthesized fertilizers and pesticides that may negatively impact human health. It is Sindan's objective to contribute to improving quality of life and alleviating poverty in Bolivia."
Organic Services is an international strategy and management consultancy, specializing in organic food, sustainability and development matters. Our services have an interdisciplinary focus, and include, among others, market development and studies, product sourcing, certification and accreditation consulting, biogas plant implementation, and knowledge transfer through the organization of trade fairs, conferences and study tours.
We are renowned experts in software-based audit and quality management systems. Examples include, besides several successful industry consulting projects at national and international levels, »Check Organic« for enhanced supply chain integrity, »Group Integrity« for the administration of (internal) control systems for smallholder groups and companies with contract production and »Ecert Basic« for the management of the audit/ certification process for local certifiers.
Check Organic is a cloud-based supply chain integrity solution that brings together organic certification and supply chain data backed by Ecert technology. Keying in on these two data sets brings greater transparency to organic supply chains and is what makes Check Organic unique. Check Organic means a more streamlined way to do business, but more importantly, it gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your transparency and protect your brand integrity. Check Organic is a service offered by Organic Services.
Group Integrity supports audit management, audit documentation, non-compliance follow-up, external reporting (market, certification) and internal quality verification system management processes (e.g. ICS, PGS, and GLOBALG.A.P. Option 2). What makes Group Integrity unique is its combined support of a variety of processes in one tool, not only for grower groups, but also for businesses who contract smallholder farmers. Group Integrity is the ultimate solution for professionally managing groups and will help transform your group into a well-structured, transparent and reliable market partner. Group Integrity is a service offered by Organic Services.
Ecert Basic is an off-the-shelf version of the leading audit and certification management solution, Ecert®. Ecert® is the professional software for database driven audit management, administration and CRM. With Ecert Basic, you get all of the standard functionalities of Ecert® at a price that fits your budget. Ecert Basic provides a comprehensive set of tools to facilitate the management of your certification agency in an efficient, reliable and highly cost-effective manner. Ecert Basic is a service offered by Organic Services.
Meet us at the following conferences and fairs!
ACA Professional Development Training
February 1-2, 2017
Portland, Oregon, USA
February 2-4, 2017
Portland, Oregon, USA
Fruit Logistica 2017
February 8-10, 2017
Berlin, Germany
February 15-18, 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
9. Food Safety Kongress
February 21-22, 2017
Berlin, Germany
The Global Food Safety Conference
February 27-March 2, 2017
Houston, Texas, USA
Natural Products Expo West
March 8-12, 2017
Anaheim, California, USA

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