Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, LACON GmbH, Germany, 2009

Control body, LACON GmbH, Germany, 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

LACON is a food products certifier.

Name of the authority/body

LACON GmbH

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1991

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

DE-003-Öko-Kontrollstelle

Accredited according to

Combinations of above or ISO65 accreditation with scope: “Other organic standards”

Authority/body accredited by:

AKS Staatliche Akkreditierungsstelle Hannover

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

No

Address

LACON GmbH, Brünnlesweg 19, DE-77609 Offenburg, Germany

Phone

+49 (781) 9193730

E-mail

lacon@lacon-institut.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.lacon-institut.com

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Dr. H.-Joachim Kopp, +49 (781) 9193732

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?

No

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

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

NOP (USDA)

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

LACON has a daughter company in India doing orgqanic inspection and certification according to the EC 834/2007, JAS, NOP, NPOP (India) and other certification schemes

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

Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania

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.

4800

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.

1400

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.

3400

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

17

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

Of the 1400 operators 1200 are proecssors, 20 are importers and 180 are other types of enterprises.

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

1200000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

560 € /day + administration and travelling costs

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

760 € /day + administration and travelling costs

Comments on annual turnover and fees

A pricelist is not publicly available on the website of LACON Germany.

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

300

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

50

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

25

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

2008 was a below average year as concerns entry of new operators.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Germany
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1817
Deposited By:Alexander Zorn
Deposited On:27 Apr 2010 14:34
Last Modified:16 Sep 2010 22:20

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