Organic Rules and Certification

Control authority, Consejo Regulador de la Agricultura Ecológica de Cantabria, Spain, 2009

Control authority, Consejo Regulador de la Agricultura Ecológica de Cantabria, Spain, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

Level of operation

Regional

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Other certification schemes offered: PDO, PGI, wines, controlled quality

Name of the authority/body

Consejo Regulador de la Agricultura Ecológica de Cantabria (Regulatory Council for Organic Agriculture in Cantabria)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1997

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

ES-CN-AE

Comments on accreditation

Public authorities do not need accreditation according to ISO 65 / EN 45011

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

No

Address

C/Héroes Dos de Mayo 27, ES-39600 Muriedas-Camargo, Cantabria, Spain

Phone

+34 942 26 98 55

E-mail

odeca@odeca.es

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://odeca.com, http://www.alimentosdecantabria.com/alimcan/opencms/MarcasDeCalidad/detail-marcas.jsp?id_marca=5

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Manuel Lainz :+34 942 269855; e-mail: lainz_m@odeca.es

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

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

EC 834/2007

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

The control authority inspects and certifies organic production only in the region of Cantabria.

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.

144

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.

28

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.

125

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

2,5

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

Of the 28 organic processors and other operators 1 is importer and 27 are processors. There are one full-time employee and 3 part time employees.

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly available list on certification fees on the web site.

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

130

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

6

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

Of the 130 new operators, which entered the certification scheme, 105 were farmers and 25 were processors.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Spain
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1794
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 16:31
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:23

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