Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, ICEA - Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale, Italy 2009

Control body, ICEA - Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale, 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

Besides the EEC 834/2007 ICEA also certifies according to Italian private standards, e.g. AIAB. Other certification schemes offered: Food sector: Globalgap, BRC, Catering for celiacs, vegetarian and vegan, PDO, PGI, STG, IPM (Agriqualità) Non Food sector: SA8000, valore sociale, Biowellness, Bio architecture, Forestry, Timber, Forniture, Cosmetics, Detergents, Sustainable Tourism, GOST

Name of the authority/body

Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (ICEA), (Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certifiation)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2001

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

IT-ICA

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

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

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

No

Address

Via Nazario Sauro 2, IT-40121 Bologna, Italy

Phone

+39 051 272986

E-mail

ice@icea.info

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.icea.info/

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Alessandro Pulga, email: dir@icea.info

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)]

3 / (9)

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

EC 834/2007, IFOAM / IOAS: (Italian organic standards, e.g. AIAB), Biologico di Fattoria ( Italian private standard)

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

Delinat, Soil Association, Biosuisse, AB, Naturland, Demeter, Garanzia AIAB ( Italian private standard), Biosiegel, KRAV

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

NOP, COR, JAS, TURKISH LAW

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

High international activity with offices abroad and collaboration with local Control Bodies and international inspectors. Operators certified in: Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Chile, Croatia, Moldovia, Albania, Paraguay, Uzbekistan, Bosnia, Vietnam, Ukraina,Thailand, Ghana, Senegal, Madagascar, Syria, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Laos, Serbia

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

Romania (office), 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.

11801

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.

1750

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.

10051

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

41

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

Some of the 10051 farmers are also processors. Of the 1750 other operators, 1702 are processors and 48 are importers. The office staff is mainly full time or part time employed, while the inspectors are usually free lance.

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

4886618

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Fixed fee from 50 to 180 €/year + variable fee according to farmed area and type of crop. Variable fee from 10 to 200 €/ha. Total minimum variable fee: € 200, maximum variable fee € 7000.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Fixed fee from 50 to 180 €/year + variable fee from 0,3 to 1% of the organic turnover. Total minimum variable fee € 550, total maximum variable fee € 5000

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

Retailers: € 570 €/year

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

http://www.icea.info/Portals/0/Doc%20in%20Inglese/L1001%20Guidelines%20for%20the%20calculation%20of%20annual%20fees%20pursuant%20to%20reg%202092%20Ed01%20rev01.pdf

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

1287

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

764

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

79

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

The 764 operators, who left in 2008 did it according to own decision. The 79 withdrawals of operator authorisations were due either to serious infringements of the rules or lack of payment of the control fees.

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:1774
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:20 Oct 2009 22:04
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:57

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