Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Prüfverein Verarbeitung Ökologische Landbauprodukte, Germany, 2009

Control body, Prüfverein Verarbeitung Ökologische Landbauprodukte, 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

Prüfverein Verarbeitung Ökologische Landbauprodukte e.V. certifies on all levels and operates in Germany and Luxembourg.

Name of the authority/body

Prüfverein Verarbeitung Ökologische Landbauprodukte e.V.

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1992

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

DE-007-Öko-Kontrollstelle (LU-BIO-04)

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

Staatliche Akkreditierungsstelle AKS Hannover (EC 834/2007)

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

No

Address

Bahnhofstraße 9, DE-76137 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone

+49 (0)721 626840 0

E-mail

kontakt@pruefverein.de

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.pruefverein.de/index.html

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Martin Rombach; Phone: +49 721 626840 11; e-mail: Martin.Rombach@pruefverein.de

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/ (7)

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.

Demeter , Bioland, Naturland, Biolabel, BioSuisse, Biozeichen BW, Organic Farmers and Growers

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

Prüfverein Verarbeitung Ökologische Landbauprodukte e.V. is a non-profit control body, which uses the Bio-Siegel logo introduced by the Federal Ministy of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in 2001.

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

Luxembourg

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.

450

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.

455

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.

0

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

1.6

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

The CB certifies and controls processors (380), importers (48) and other operators (27), but not farmers. Some operators may be certified according to more than one activity for which reason the total number of operators is lower than the sum of the numbers for the various operator activities.

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

212000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

n/a

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

350-1250 € (2008)

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

retailers:300-400 €; importers 400-800 € (2008)

Comments on annual turnover and fees

There is no publicly available price list on organic certification and inspection on the website.

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

54

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

12

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

2008 was an average year.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Germany
Operators:Catering and restaurants
Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Importers
Packing departments
Processors
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1832
Deposited By:Alexander Zorn
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009 11:00
Last Modified:01 Oct 2010 16:03

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