Organic Rules and Certification

Control authority, Danish Plant Directorate, Denmark, 2009

Control authority, Danish Plant Directorate, Denmark, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

Level of operation

National

Comments on type , level and work areas

The Danish Plant Directorate is responsible for the control of farmers and farm suppliers.

Name of the authority/body

Plantedirektoratet, (Danish Plant Directorate)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1987

EU control code according to O.J. 2009/C 72/04

DK-Ø-50

Comments on accreditation

Being a governmental control authority, accreditation is not necessary

Authority/body accredited by:

N/A

Is the authority/body a standards owner. If "no", then fill in the contact details below

Yes

Address

Sektor for Oekologi, Skovbrynet 20, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark

Phone

+45 45263609

E-mail

sok@pdir.dk

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://pdir.fvm.dk/Oekologi.aspx?ID=2128, http://pdir.fvm.dk/Organic_Produce.aspx?ID=6643

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?

Yes

Number of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) according to which the control authority/body offers certification and/or inspection in the country [standard certified / (standard inspected)]

2

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which certification (and inspection) is offered in the country.

EC 834/2007, Supplementary Danish voluntary rules

Titles of non-European standards for which certification and inspection is offered in the country.

The Plant Directorate may carry out inspection according to US NOP if requested. However, this is on the basis of an hourly rate fee.

Names of other European countries (than the country concerned), where the control authority/body is operating

Denmark

Total number of operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to the EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

2730

Number of organic processors and other operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

96 other operators (farm suppliers)

Number of organic farmers in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

2607

Number of employees (full-time, part time and free lance) in "full time years" involved in organic certification and/or inspection in the country

14.5 (1650 effective hours/yea

Annual turnover [in €] from organic certification and/or inspection in the country

1435000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

0 (free of charge)

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

n/a

Certification fees and inspection fees for other operators in the country, please specify "other"

0

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

110

Number of operators in the country, which have left in 2008

190

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

4

Comments on gain and loss of customers in 2008 and withdrawal of authorisations in the country

Besides 7 operators got withrawn the certificate for single lots/plots.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Denmark
Standards use for certification and control in EU:Danish Organic Order
Operators:Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1407
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 16:36
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 16:03

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