Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz, (GfRS), Austria, 2009

Control body, Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz, (GfRS), 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

The German Control Body GfrS, Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz is approved for organic inspections and certifications in 6 Austrian Federal States. The control body also offers certification in International Food Standard (IFS), GLOBALGAP and Climate friendly.

Name of the authority/body

Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz mbH,

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1989 (in Germany)

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

AT-O-04-BIO

Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Full EN45011 Accreditation by DAP, Supervision by Austrian Minstry for Economy, Family and Youth

Authority/body accredited by:

Austrian Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth (EC 834/2007 + Austrian Codex), German DAkkS - Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (EC 834/2007)

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

No

Address

Prinzenstrasse 4, DE-37073 Göttingen, Germany

Phone

+49 (0)551 58657

E-mail

postmaster@gfrs.de

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.gfrs.de

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

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

No details available on the German website regarding activities in Austria. GfRS in Germany certifies according to many private organic labels, e.g. Demeter, Bio Suisse, etc.

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

GfRS is active internationally and also cooperates with several local international organic certifiers. No details are given on website on the international activities.

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

Germany

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Either hourly fee rate: 42 € (no charge for travel time) or flat rate fee covering travel, audit and certification (arable crops and pastures only): Crops & pastures < 10ha: 160 €, 10-25 ha: 225 €, 25-50 ha: 295 €, 50-75 ha: 320 €, 75-100 ha: 360 €. Special crops: individual time estimates. To the fees is added 10% VAT

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

42 € per hour(charged per quarter hour), travel time is not charged. plus 12.50 € for communcation as lump sum.

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

42 € per hour(charged per quarter hour), travel time is not charged. plus 12.50 € for communcation as lump sum.

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

http://www.gfrs.de/fileadmin/files/gfrs_leistungskatalog_verarbeitung_import.pdf, http://www.gfrs.de/fileadmin/files/gfrs_leistungskatalog_landwirtschaft.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:2026
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 11:58
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:57

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