Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Demeterforbundet, Denmark, 2009

Control body, Demeterforbundet, Denmark, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

National

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Demeter Forbundet (Demeter association) is the control body for the farmers, processors and retailers, which are members of Foreningen for Biodynamisk Jordbrug (Danish Association for Biodynamic Agriculture). The Biodynamic operators are inspected according to the EC834/2007 by the Danish control authorites, while Demeterforbundet carries out the inspection and certification according to the Demeter standards.

Name of the authority/body

Demeterforbundet

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1985

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

n/a

Comments on accreditation

Demeter is not accredited to ISO65

Authority/body accredited by:

Demeter International

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

Yes

Address

Silkeborgvej 260, 8230 Aabyhoej, Denmark

Phone

+45 87322710

E-mail

biodynamisk-forening@mail.tele.dk

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.biodynamisk.dk, http://www.demeter.net/

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)]

1

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

Demeter

Comments on the system for certification and/or inspection in the country

The biodynamic farmers are controlled by the Plantdirectorate as regards the requirements in EC 834/2007 and by Demeterforbundet as regards the Demeter standards implemented by Foreningen for Biodynamisk Jordbrug based on the Demeter International standards

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

n/a

Brief overview of certification and inspection activities outside Europe (incl. organic standards, for which certification and/or inspection is offered) if relevant.

n/a

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

n/a

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.

51

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.

27

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.

24

Comments on operators certified and/or inspected and on work force in full time years

Besides the 24 biodynamic farmers Demeter controls 21 shops, 1 bakery, 5 wholesalers and 1 seed producer

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

17733

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Certification fee: € 66.67 + 5.33 €/ha. Inspection fee: 93.33 - 240 € depending on the farm size

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

93.33 €

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

Shops: 66.67 €

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

2

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

0

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

0

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

2008 was an average year.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Denmark
Standards use for certification and control in EU:Demeter
Operators:Processors
Packing departments
Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1410
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 17:21
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 15:31

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