Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Austria Bio Garantie, Austria, 2009

Control body, Austria Bio Garantie, Austria, 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

First and biggest organic certification body in Austria, also some international activities. Non-profit organisation.

Name of the authority/body

Austria Bio Garantie GmbH (ABG)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1993

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

AT-N-01-Bio

Accredited according to

Combinations of above or ISO65 accreditation with scope: “Other organic standards”

Comments on accreditation

accredited according to EC 834/2007 and Austrian Food codex chapter A8 (special requirements for organic production)

Authority/body accredited by:

Austrian Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth (EC 834/2007 and Austrian codex)

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

No

Address

Königsbrunner Straße 8, AT-2202 Enzersfeld, Austria

Phone

+43 (0) 2262 672212

E-mail

nw@abg.at

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.austriabiogarantie.at/

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 / (8)

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

EC 834/2007, Austrian Codex Alimentarius Chapter A8

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

Bio Austria, Demeter (Austria), AMA -Bio-Seal, Naturland, Bioland, Bio Suisse, Die Bio Hotels, Grüne Haube (gastronomy)

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

The Codex provides additional national organic production requirements for animal husbandry and aquaculture in Austria.

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

USDA National Organic Program (NOP); plant production only

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

In 2008 active in Ukraine, Croatia, Uzbekistan, Albania.

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.

11649

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.

921

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.

10728

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

50

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

figures on number of operators from 2008; data kindly provided per e-mail in May 2009.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

See: http://www.abg.at/de/bio-landwirtschaft/tarifeLW Basic fee: 90 €. Variable fees: Pasture: 6.60 €/ha; Arable fields: 7.81 €/ha; Special crops (wine, berries, fine vegetables, glasshouses, etc): 14.30 €/ha. However, minimum: 148.50 € and maximum 638 €. Various additional fees for sanctions, reminders, conventional unit (55 € for low risk and 159 € for high risk)

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

60 €/h for travel time; 80 €/h for audit time. Preparation, administration and certification: 175 € Fee per private label: 32 € for data transfer.

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

same as for processors

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

http://www.abg.at/de/bio-landwirtschaft/tarifeLW, http://www.abg.at/files/ABG0027-0.pdf

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Austria
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2022
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 11:01
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:28

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