Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Quality Welsh Food Certification (QWFC), UK, 2010

Control body, Quality Welsh Food Certification (QWFC), UK, 2010. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

Regional

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Quality Welsh Food Certification only operates in Wales. QWFC is a certification body, set up by the agricultural co-operative movement in Wales, to monitor farms and the food supply chain against organic standards. It offers also certification according to Farm Assured Welsh Livestock Producer Manual, Assured Dairy Farms Scheme.

Name of these organic standards

Organic Farmers and Growers standards

Standard acronym if different from the name

OF&G standards

Level of use of the organic standard

National

Link to the most recent version of these organic standards if publicly available

http://www.organicfarmers.org.uk/licensees/controlmanual/index.php

Name of the organic standards owner

Organic Farmers and Growers

Acroym of the standard owner if different from the name

OF&G

Name of the authority/body

Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd (QWFC)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2003

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

UK 13

Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Also accredited for Farm Assurance Standards

Authority/body accredited by:

UKAS

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

No

Address

The Old Estate Yard, Albrighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3AG, UK

Phone

+44 1939 291800

E-mail

info@organicfarmers.org.uk

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.wlbp.co.uk/organic_overview

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Moss Jones

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)]

2

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

EC 834/2007, Welsh Organic Scheme

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.

507

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.

18

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.

489

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Fees are set in bands, depdening on farm size. Lower rates apply to farms in LFAs. a 50 ha mixed farm (No LFA) would pay about €580 per year.

Comments on annual turnover and fees

There is no publicly available information on organic certification fees on the web site.

Private or public organic standards owner

Private

Type of standards owner

Private certifier

Type of logo

Control

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:UK
Operators:Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1854
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 13:16
Last Modified:28 Jul 2010 13:22

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