Organic Rules and Certification

Accreditation body, UKAS, UK, 2010

Accreditation body, UKAS, UK, 2010. [Certification - Accreditation body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

level of organic accreditation

National

Name of the authority/body

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service

Acronym of authority/body if any

UKAS

Address

21-47 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4UN, UK

Phone

+44 20 89178400

E-mail

info@ukas.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.ukas.com/

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Pamela Beha,Phone: +44 20891 8433, Pam.Beha@ukas.com

Accreditation schemes offered in the country for bodies certifying according to organic standards

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: EC 834/2007

Comments on accreditation schemes

UKAS also assess whether the control bodies meet the requirements of Article 27 of Regulation (EC) 834/2007 and advise Defra on the control bodies’ compliance with Regulation (EC) 834/2007

Number of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only.

5

Names of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only

Ascisco Limited, Biodynamic Agricultural Association - Demeter Certification, Organic Farmers & Growers Limited, Organic Food Federation, Soil Association Certification LTD

Number of regionally operating organic control bodies accredited

2

Names of regionally operating organic control bodies accredited

Scottish Food Quality Certification Limited , Quality Welsh Food Certification Limited;

Price of 1st time accreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €

No standard figure, varies considerably.

Annual fee for maintenance of acrreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €

No standard figure, varies considerably.

Certification Systems Overview:Accreditation bodies
Certification by country:UK
Item type:Certification - Accreditation body
ID Code:1489
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:17 Apr 2009 16:06
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 16:07

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