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30 Years of BIOFACH—Intact Presents Mobile App & Gives a Talk

What began in 1990 with 197 exhibitors and 2,500 visitors has evolved over 30 years into the world's leading trade fair for organic food. Today, more than 3,200 exhibitors and around 50,000 visitors from all over the world fill the halls of the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre and seek to experience the latest trends in the organic food market. This year again, Intact will be represented at BIOFACH 2019 with a booth and a talk at BIOFACH Congress.


Intact Presents Its New ECERT Mobile App

BIOFACH has been a key event for Intact ever since the company was founded, allowing it to maintain customer relationships and to present latest innovations from the company. This year, Intact will take this opportunity to present one of its latest developments: the ECERT Mobile App.

After some time of development, the ECERT Mobile App is finally ready for its final phase. While participants of Intact Summit 2018 had the chance to take a look at the app in autumn already, visitors of BIOFACH 2019 will now also have the opportunity to experience Intact's latest development. Visit us in hall 1 at booth 653 and have a look at the ECERT Mobile App.

ECERT Mobile App

ECERT Mobile App—Ready to Be Tested at Biofach

Practical Applications of Blockchain Technology in the Certification Industry

As every year, BIOFACH Congress will provide the opportunity to exchange views on the future of the organic market and discuss practical topics. Last year, Intact excelled with its contribution "Blockchain and Its Application in the Food Industry", held by our colleague René Schöffmann, which received an extremely high attendance. In front of a room filled to capacity, he spoke about the possibilities, but also the problems and obstacles that the food industry is facing with this new technology.

This year, our colleague Georg Karner will present Practical Applications of Blockchain Technology in the Certification Industry. He not only demonstrates the potential of this technology, but also critically examines legal and technical restrictions. So if you want to know what Blockchain technology can and can't do in the certification industry, don't miss this presentation. This lecture is part of a high-caliber podium session led and organized by organic expert Gerald Hermann from Organic Services.



Practical Applications of Blockchain Technology in the Certification Industry

2/14/2019 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM | Room Oslo, NCC East


Also, don't miss the BIOFACH Congress where you can, e.g., learn how to effectively market you organic brand. We researched the most interesting talks and discussions the congress has to offer for you – you can find them below.

The Most Interesting Talks & Discussions at BIOFACH Congress 2019

How is fraud (not) addressed nowadays?

2/13/2019 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room Istanbul, NCC East

With organic markets growing exponentially worldwide, the organic sector is again confronted with potential food fraud. The speakers will present in brief statements their approaches to address organic fraud, tackling also the role of residue testing as a fraud prevention and detection measure, at source and when entering the market.

GMOs, how to avoid contaminations? Praactical solutions for food and feed processors and farmers

2/13/2019 | 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Room Riga NCC East

To remain GMO-free, organic farmers and food and feed processors need to implement measures to protect their production from contamination to avoid economic and credibility loss. Learn more about practical solutions at different steps of the food production chain, and IFOAM EU’s new publication: Practical guidelines: How to avoid GMOs contamination, in partnership with BÖLW, FNAB, and the ORC.

Blockchain, remote sensing and non-analytical tools for enhancing integrity in supply chains

2/14/2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Room Oslo, NCC East

Despite all efforts to improve the regulatory system and components of the organic guarantee, fraud is ongoing. The most recent one was made public in Italy mid-November 2018 by the anti-fraud office. Technologies and tools for improving, if not solving, the core problems are available. It needs a dedicated discussion about new ways to change our approach to action.

All costs included?

2/14/2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Haal Shanghai, NCC East

It is more financially advantageous to damage the environment and exploit people than to protect natural resources and look out for societal wellbeing. For a change towards true sustainability, real prices must be made transparent. Get an insight in the methodology of true cost accounting, its practical application (cocoa supply chain) and learn about the implications for the financial sector.

Challenges and risks for the organic sector considerung control rules of the upcoming new EU Organic Regulation

2/15/2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Haal St. Petersburg, NCC East

What are the changes brought by the new EU Organic regulation regarding control rules? This panel, organized by the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC), will be a good opportunity to remind the philosophy of the basic act in term of controls, to discuss about annual on-site inspections, risked-based approach and other types of control to maintain the high level of consumers’ confidence.

Internal Control Systems, relevance, status and future perspectives

2/15/2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM| Saal Seoul, NCC East

Internal Control Systems (ICS) are an important tool for certification of smallholders. The importance of ICS will increase with the new EU regulation where ICS will also be possible within the EU from 2021 onwards. The results of study on the importance and effectiveness of ICS for the global organic trade will be presented followed by a panel discussion on pathways for its further development.

Further Talks and Discussions

A complete list of all congress sessions can be found on the official BIOFACH Congress website.


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