Organic Rules and Certification

Standards owner, BIO AUSTRIA, Austria, 2009

Standards owner, BIO AUSTRIA, Austria, 2009. [Certification - Standards owners]

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Name of these organic standards

Bio Austria standards

Standard acronym if different from the name

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Level of use of the organic standard

National

Comment on the use of the organic standard and additional subjects covered

BIO AUSTRIA is the association of organic farmers in Austria and the biggest private organic association in the country. The production standards cover all aspects of regulation EC 834/2007 and exceed those requirements in various aspects.

Names of European countries and/or regions where these organic standards are used

Austria

Link to the most recent version of these organic standards if publicly available

http://www.bio-austria.at/bio_bauern/richtlinien/bio_austria_richtlinien/bio_austria_produktionsrichtlinien

Name of the organic standards owner

BIO AUSTRIA

Address

Büro Wien, Theresianumgasse 11, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone

+43 (0)1 4037050

E-mail

sekretariat@bio-austria.at

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.bio-austria.at

Private or public organic standards owner

Private

Type of standards owner

Farmer organisation

Comments on type of standards owner

BIO Austria is an association of Austrian organic farmers. Organic processors and feed manufacturers can become partners of BioAustria if they fulfil the Bio Austria processing standards.

Type of logo

Quality

Comments on logo and the certification and inspection system for the standard

Bio Austria farmers' organic inspection report is sent by the control body to Bio Austria for additional approval. All 6 Austria-based organic control bodies which certify farms, are approved for BIO AUSTRIA inspections.

Total number of operators (incl. farmers) in the country certified according to these organic standards

13250

Number of organic farmers certified according to these organic standards

13000

Number of organic processors certified according to these organic standards

250

Special license fee claimed for the use of the logo apart from the certification costs

No

What is the price of the licence fee for various user categories (farmers, processors etc.)

No licence fee but info pack including membership fee must be requested from the local BIO AUSTRIA office.

Number of employees (full-time, part time, free-lance) in "full-time years" working on organic standards issues for standards owners which are not accredited certifiers

80

Annual turnover related to licence fees in €

0

Comments on employees in "full-time years" and turnover

According to the information on the web Bio Asutria has app. 100 employees, but some or even most of them may work part time for Bio Austria. As a rough estimate 80 Full time employees were estimated.

Certification Systems Overview:Standards owners
Certification by country:Austria
Item type:Certification - Standards owners
ID Code:2030
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 15:06
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:06

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