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Accreditation body, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ), Austria, 2009

Accreditation body, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ), Austria, 2009. [Certification - Accreditation body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

level of organic accreditation

National

Comment on the level of accreditation

BMWFJ accredits all 8 organic certification bodies operating in Austria according to ISO 65 with scope of the EC 834/2007 and the Austrian Codex, chapter 8. One of these certifiers, GfRS Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz GmbH, is based in Germany.

Name of the authority/body

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend (BMWFJ), (Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ)

Acronym of authority/body if any

Wirtschaftsministerium

Address

Abteilung I/12, Stubenring 1, AT-1011 Wien, Austria

Phone

+43 (0)1711 00

E-mail

akkreditierung@bmwfj.gv.at

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.bmwfj.gv.at/Seiten/default.aspx, http://www.bmwfj.gv.at/TechnikUndVermessung/Akkreditierung/Documents/Leitfaden%20L07%20Akkreditierungserfordernisse%2045011_V6.pdf

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Ing. Kurt Danzinger Tel: +43 (0)1 711 00-8253; E-mail: kurt.danzinger@bmwfj.gv.at

Accreditation schemes offered in the country for bodies certifying according to organic standards

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: National regulation other than EC 834/2007

Description of combinations or "other" accreditation schemes

EC 834/2007 and Austrian Codex, chapter A8.

Comments on accreditation schemes

Many certifiers are accredited according to various other quality standards like GLOBALGAP, EEC 2081/92 on Geographical Origin Indications, Codex Regulation on absence of genetic engineering (Gentechnikfreiheit, 1998).

Number of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only.

6

Names of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only

LACON GmbH, BIOS Biokontrollservice, Salzburger Landwirtschaftliche Kontrolle (SLK), Kontrollservice BIKO Tirol, Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt (LVA), SGS Austria Controll-Co. GmbH

Number of nationally and internationally operating organic control bodies accredited

1

Names of nationally and internationally operating organic control bodies accredited

Austria Bio Garantie

Price of 1st time accreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €

Basic fee: 5595 € plus 36 € per scheme.

Annual fee for maintenance of acrreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €

Basic fee: 5595 € for renewal of accreditation (not an annual fee) plus 2180 € per standard area, e.g. product certification.

Comments on organic accreditation fees and employees in "full time years"

As regards accreditation fees, se also http://www.bmwfj.gv.at/TechnikUndVermessung/Druckgeraete/Documents/AkkGebV.pdf

Certification Systems Overview:Accreditation bodies
Certification by country:Austria
Item type:Certification - Accreditation body
ID Code:2035
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:16 Aug 2010 15:19
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 16:14

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