Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, LACON, Austria, 2009

Control body, LACON, Austria, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

Find additional information in attached files:

Other (etc.) (Lacon-EU logo)

Type of authority/body


Level of operation


The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Lacon Austria is approved for organic inspection and certification in all Austrian federal states. Through the main office, Lacon Germany and its subsidary local offices in several countries, Lacon customers have access to other certification services, e.g.GLOBALGAP, IFS, QS, AMA GAP, Geographical Indications.

Name of the authority/body


Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection


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


Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

EN45011 according to EC 834/2007 and Austrian Codex Alimentarius

Authority/body accredited by:

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

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



Linzerstrasse 2, AT-4150 Rohrbach, Austria


+43 (0)7289 409 77


Links to authority/body web page and further information,

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?


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 / (3)

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

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

USDA National Organic Programme (NOP)

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

International Organic Certification services are offered by the mother company Lacon Germany, with several national certification offices outside Europe.

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


Comments on annual turnover and fees

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

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:2025
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 11:32
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 15:08

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