Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Control Union Turkey, Turkey, 2009

Control body, Control Union Turkey, Turkey, 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

Control Union Turkey has 5 offices in Turkey and it is part of the private wold wide company, Peterson Control Union World Group, which is specialised in certification and inspection of among other things agriculture and food. Within this field they also certify and inspect organic production. Peterson control Group Union has offices all over the world and main office in the Netherlands.

Name of the authority/body

Control Union Turkey

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1999

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

N/A

Accredited according to

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: National regulation other than EC 834/2007

Authority/body accredited by:

Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK), Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA)

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

No

Address

Mansuroglu Mah. 286 Sok., Ali Colakoglu Sitesi A1 Blok, No.16 Kat. 1 Daire: 3, TR-35040 Bornova /İzmir, Turkey

Phone

+90 232 3470704

E-mail

turkey@controlunion.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.controlunion.com

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Salih Gecikmiş

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

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

Turkish Organic Law, NOP (USA),JAS (Japan),

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

Bulgaria

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.

1070

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.

44 processors of which 26 are also farmers + 3 importers + 63 exporters

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.

1012

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

1.42 (Turkish Law)

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

500 € /day

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

500 € /day

Comments on annual turnover and fees

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

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

13

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

42

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

1

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Turkey
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1895
Deposited By:Canan Abay
Deposited On:12 Aug 2010 12:07
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 15:30

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