Organic Rules and Certification

Control authority, Veterinary and Food Board, Estonia, 2010

Control authority, Veterinary and Food Board, Estonia, 2010. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

Level of operation

National

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Estonai has a public organic control system since 2001, where the The tasks of the Veterinary and Food Board are to: - execute supervision over organic processing of raw material for food and feed; - check animals, raw material for food and food, including checks of products of animal origin and agricultural products carrying markings that refer to organic farming, upon their importation to the Republic of Estonia;

Name of the authority/body

Veterinaar- Ja Toiduamet (VTA), Veterinary and Food Board

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2001

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

EE-02

Comments on accreditation

Being a governmental authority, accreditation is not necessary

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

No

Address

Väike-Paala 3 EE-11415 Tallin, Estonia

Phone

+372 605 1710

E-mail

vet@vet.agri.ee

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.vet.agri.ee

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)]

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

Estonia has established a system of designated public control authorities, where the Veterinary and Food Board is responsible for the certification and inspection of organic food and feed processors and marketing including import, while the Agricultural Board is responsible for the certification and inspection of organic farmers.

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly available information in English on certification fees on the web site.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Estonia
Operators:Aquaculture
Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Importers
Packing departments
Processors
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2096
Deposited By:Beate Huber
Deposited On:26 Jul 2010 14:36
Last Modified:26 Jul 2010 15:31

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