OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación
OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación

FAQs

1. What is Senasa?

Senasa is the National Food Health and Quality Service entity of the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in charge of implementing the national policies regarding animal and vegetal health and quality and to verify the compliance of present national standards.

2. What is the relationship between OIA and Senasa?

OIA, as a certification entity, was the first certifier authorized by Senasa to certify the National Program for the Certification of Food Quality Attributes under Senasa Resolution N° 280/2001 in the National Register of Certification Entities for Food Quality N° 001. Also, OIA has been authorized by Senasa to certify organic animal and vegetable products, Preserved Identity, Non GMOs, among other certifications.

3. Why to certify Quality Attributes with OIA?

Besides being the first authorized certifier by Senasa for the National Food Quality Certification Program, OIA’s professional team provides the operator a qualified service, reliable and transparent throughout all the certification process. OIA is a leading company highly regarded on the certification of agricultural products, with over 20 years of corporate history. It provides audit services for a wide range of Certification Programs, based on national and international accreditations. OIA interacts with the main area referents and is member of several entities and associations.

4. What is the difference between Resolution 280 and Private Protocol for the certification of Food Quality Attributes?

OIA offers two types of certification within the Food Quality Attributes Program: SENASA Resolution 280 and Private Protocol versions.

Resolution 280: Senasa is takes part in the certification process.  This certification is exclusive for Argentine companies and can be applied for any food product marketed in Argentina and/or any other part of the world. This protocol is public.

Private Protocol: Senasa does not take part in the certification process, and it can be requested by any agrifood company in the world. Besides, it is not necessary to make an attribute description added to the protocol.