Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Bioagricert, Italy, 2009

Control body, Bioagricert, Italy, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

International

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Bioagricert is mainly involved in organic certification, but there are also other certification schemes available: natural cosmetics, natural detergents, Operaequa (fairtrade), vegan, IFS, BRC, Globalgap, ISO2200, DOP, IGP

Name of the authority/body

Bioagricert

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1984

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

IT-BAC

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

Sincert (EC 834/2007), IOAS (IFOAM Basic Standards)

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

No

Address

Via Macabraccia 8, I-40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO), Italy

Phone

+39 051 562158

E-mail

info@bioagricert.org

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.bioagricert.org

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Alessandro Lombardi; e-mail: alessandro.lombardi@bioagricert.org

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)]

1 / (4)

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

EC 834/2007

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

Biosuisse, AB, Soil Association, KRAV

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

NOP, JAS; CAAQ

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

Regional Offices and inspectors in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, Colombia, China, South Africa, Turkey, Brasil, Polinesia, Serbia

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

Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria

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.

6366

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.

487

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.

5879

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

15.8

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

Besides 5879 farmers 453 processors and 34 importers are certified in 2008.

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

29700000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

190-360 € in annual fee + 2-60 €/ha according to the type of crops grown

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

700-930 € in annual fee + 0.3 to 0.5% of the organic turnover

Links to price lists for certification and inspection services if publicly available

http://www.bioagricert.org/bioagricert/files/uploaded/TariffeBiologicoCDA19-12-2007.pdf

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

902

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

881

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Italy
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1705
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:29 Jul 2009 17:01
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:30

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