Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G), UK, 2010

Control body, Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G), UK, 2010. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

National

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Name of the authority/body

Organic Farmers and Growers Ltd. (OF&G)

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

UK 2

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

UKAS (EC 834/2007)

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

Yes

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.organicfarmers.org.uk/index.php

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Richard Jacobs, Chief Executive

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 / (1)

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

OF&G Manual,

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

Soil Asscociation Standard

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

OF&G has a partnership programme with the Soil Association. For OF&G licensees who are approved and comply with the requirements, their products will be regarded as equivalent to Soil Association standards and as acceptable for use by Soil Association Certification Ltd licensees. The aim of the scheme is to avoid delays while equivalence is checked on a case-by-case basis.

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

NOP

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.

1690

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.

226

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.

1464

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

23

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Fixed application fee, annual fees banded varying according to size in ha. A 50 ha mixed farm would pay about €650 in 2009

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Annual charge according to annual total business turnover, penalty charges if visit is cancelled. A typical processor with approximatly £65,000 turnover would pay € 630.

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

http://www.organicfarmers.org.uk/licensees/farmersandgrowers/application_pdfs/RD16%20Producer%20Charges.pdf, http://www.organicfarmers.org.uk/licensees/otherenterprises/application_pdfs/RD15%20Processor%20Charges.pdf

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:UK
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1855
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009 09:10
Last Modified:15 Oct 2010 15:41

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