Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Salzburger Landwirtschaftliche Kontrolle (SLK), Austria, 2009

Control body, Salzburger Landwirtschaftliche Kontrolle (SLK), Austria, 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

SLK is an non-profit organic certification body based in Salzburg. It is approved for inspection and certification in all Austrian federal states. In addition to organic certification, the control body is also certifying according to GLOBALGAP, IFS and QS, and it offers classification of slaughtered livestock and general environmental engineering consultancy services.

Name of the authority/body

Salzburger Landwirtschaftliche Kontrolle GesmbH (SLK), (Salzburger Agricultural Control)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1995

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

AT-S-01-BIO

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

No

Address

Maria-Cebotari-Strasse 3, AT-5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone

+43 (0)662 649 483

E-mail

office@slk.at

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.slk.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 / (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, AMA Gütesiegel, Naturland

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

Organic operators are certified according to Reg. EC 834/2007. Codex Alimentarius chapter 8 regulates specific aspects of the regulation in more detail (especially animal husbandry of certain animal types) and it also covers areas beyond EC 834/2007, e.g. gastronomy.

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

None mentioned on the website, but SLK is in association of organic certifiers called Quavera, so international organic certification is possible through this copoeration.

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.

3840

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.

140

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.

3700

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

The data on various types of operators are approximate figures indicated in facts section of the SLK website (October 2009)

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

All fees are net fees. 10% VAT must be added. Basic fee: 100 €. Variable fees: 5.82 €/ha pastures; 6.98 €/ha arable crops; 19.09 €/ha vegetables and special crops. Apiaries: basic fee plus 0.53 € per bee colony. However, maximum 550 €. Sanctions from level 3 onwards: 95 € extra; Direct farm marketing: 25 € extra; private labels: 19 € extra.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Audit: 63 €/h plus preparation and certification 3 h(1st year) or 2 h (annual audits). Travel time: 31.66 €/h.

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

importers, restaurants etc. same as for processors.

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

http://www.slk.at/fileadmin/media/2-1-3_Kontrollkosten_A_01.pdf, http://www.slk.at/fileadmin/media/2-23-3_Kontrollkosten_in_Gewerbebetrieben.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:2027
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 14:55
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 15:13

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