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FairWild Foundation publishes Standard Operational Procedures: Audit and Certification (Version 4/2015)

August 2014 - A revised version of the "Standard Operational Procedures: Audit and Certification (Version 4/2015)" has been published for the FairWild certification scheme. It is now effective for all new and existing operators of the FairWild certification scheme.

The documment lays out the requirements for application, inspection and certification of wild collection operations, who  wish  to  get  certified  and  become  a  FairWild  Certified  Collection  Operation. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the FairWild Trading Rules, which  defines  the  different  types  of  operator  in  the  chain  of  custody  for  FairWild ingredients, and how respective requirements apply.

Additionally, the document describes the applicable audit and certification procedures according to the FairWild Standard, which need to be followed by accredited control bodies  (CBs)  and  lays  out  the  requirements  for  CBs  to  become  approved  by  the FairWild Foundation.

The document was revised in order to be aligned with the FairWild Trading Rules and FairWild Labelling Rules published in 2015, and to clarify aspects of the audit and certification process that had not previously been outlined.

For more information and to download all certification documents, see Certification Process.

Feedback on the Standard Operational Procedures is welcome, and should be directed to the FairWild Foundation Secretariat.