Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, KEZ o.p.s., Czech Republic, 2009

Control body, KEZ o.p.s., Czech Republic, 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

KEZ is a non-profit organisation.

Name of the authority/body

KEZ o.p.s.

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1999

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

CZ-BIO-KEZ-01

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

The Czech Accreditation Institute (EC 834/2007)

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

No

Address

Poděbradova 909, CZ-537 01 Chrudim, Czech Republic

Phone

+420 469622249

E-mail

kez@kez.cz

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.kez.cz

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Milan Berka (director), phone: +420 469625026, e-mail: milan.berka@kez.cz

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

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

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.

1363

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.

325

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.

1054

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

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

1054 farmers, 214 processors, 16 operators and 95 other operators, of which 78 traders are certified in 2008.

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

352521

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Basic fee: 80 € or 120 € (for farms with less than 100 ha, resp. above 100 ha); Variable fee: 1 €/ha; Holdings with conventional production must pay extra 20%; follow-up controls cost additional 120 €.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Basic fee: 200 € or 400 € (for processors with a total organic turnover less, resp. above 80000 €);

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

Beekepers without land pay 1 € for every colony of bees; producers of organic seeds and feeds pay a lump sum of 200 € per year.

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

http://www.kez.cz/cenik-sluzeb

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

321

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

10

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

2

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

2008 was an average year as concerns withdrawal of certificates.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Czech Republic
Operators:Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Processors
Importers
Packing departments
Catering and restaurants
Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2013
Deposited By:Lukas Zagata
Deposited On:11 Aug 2010 15:26
Last Modified:30 Sep 2010 10:24

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