Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Bio-dynamic Agriculture Association (BDAA), UK, 2009

Control body, Bio-dynamic Agriculture Association (BDAA), UK, 2009. [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 Biodynamic Agricultural Association (BDAA) owns and administers the Demeter Certified Trademark in the UK and is linked with a world-wide network of independent certifying organisations under the umbrella of Demeter International.

Name of the authority/body

Bio-dynamic Agriculture Association (BDDA)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1970

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

UK 6

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

UKAS

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

No

Address

Demeter Certification Office, 2 Upper Grange, Lovedays Mead, Stroud, GL5 1XB, UK

Phone

+44 1453766296

E-mail

demeter@biodynamic.org.uk

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.biodynamic.org.uk/certification

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Angela Wilson

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.

DEMETER, EC 834/2007

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.

223

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.

83

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.

140

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

5

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

180000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Fees are set in bands according to farm size, different rates for horticulture and top fruit. A 50ha mixed farm (cropping and livestock) would have paid about €720 in 2009.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Fees are set in bands according to turnover, lower rates apply for on-farm processing.

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

n/a

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

http://www.biodynamic.org.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/Demeter_Forms/2009/Feescale_2009.doc

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

16

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

17

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

1

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

2008 was a typical year

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:1857
Deposited By:Susanne Padel
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009 09:32
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 00:26

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