Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Organic Food Federation (OFF), UK, 2010

Control body, Organic Food Federation (OFF), 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

Comments on type , level and work areas

The Organic Food Federation was established in 1986 and is now one of the UK’s leading certification bodies operating nationally in all areas of organics.

Name of the authority/body

The Organic Food Federation

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1986

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

UK 4

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

No

Address

31 Turbine Way, EcoTech Business Park, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7XD, UK

Phone

+44 (0)1760 720444

E-mail

info@orgfoodfed.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.orgfoodfed.com/index.htm

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)]

3

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

EC 834/2007, Danish National Standard, AB Cert

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

Recognition for other standards will be attempted if neccessary for a client. Through partners they are also able to offer BRC certification.

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

US-NOP

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

The CB is authorised to carry out NOP audits to the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture and private standard audits.

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.

529

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.

312

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.

217

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

6 + 12 free lance inspectosr

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

Inspectors work varying amounts and no typical figure can be given

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Membership subscriptions vary according to status and type of operation. Each applicant has to fill in an initial questionnaire and is sent an individual binding quote, based on the answers. No turnover related charges.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

As for producers

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly available information on certification and inspection fees on the web site.

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:1856
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009 13:07
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 00:38

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