Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Aranea Certifiering AB, Sweden, 2009

Control body, Aranea Certifiering AB, Sweden, 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

Aranea Certifiering AB certifies the whole food cahin from farm, beekeeping, aquaculture and fishing to procesors, stores, catering and resturants. It also certifies according to non-organic standards , e.g. Svensk Sigill, HACCP, ISO 22000.

Name of the authority/body

Aranea Certifiering AB

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2006

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

SE Ekol 1

Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Accredited according to EC834/2007 and KRAV standards

Authority/body accredited by:

SWEDAC (EC 834/2007 + KRAV)

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

No

Address

Box 1940, SE-751 49 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone

+46 (0)18 170000

E-mail

info@araneacert.se

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.araneacert.se/

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)]

2

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which certification (and inspection) is offered in the country.

KRAV, EC 834/2007

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

The independent company, Aranea Certifiering AB was formerly a daughter company of KRAV and the only organic certifier in Sweden, but now there are 4 private certifier companies.

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Poland and Serbia.

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.

5540

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.

831

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.

4709

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

Figures on operators and farmers are from TOS The Organic Certification Directory 2008.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Plant production: <=20 ha: € 409.5 (4200 SEK) 20 - 50 ha: € 477.75 (4900 SEK) > 50 ha: € 531.38 (5450 SEK) Animal production: animals for meat production (sheep, goat, pig or poultry < 3500) with plant production: <= 20 ha: € 409.5 (4200 SEK), 21 - 50 ha: € 565.50 (5800 SEK), <50 ha: € 692.25 (7100 SEK); Milkproduction with plant production: <= 50 ha: € 614.25 (6300 SEK), > 50 ha: € 745.88 (7650 SEK) Poultry production > 3500 egg laying hens/chickens for meat: 7650 SEK

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

According to KRAV and EC 834/2007: Processor: 6700 SEK/year, incl. administrative work and certification. Wholesaler: € 93.60 (960 SEK)/hour. Product registration via e-office: € 24.38 (250 SEK)/product.

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

Restaurant: Turnover < € 97500 (1 mill SEK): € 331.50 (3400 SEK); Turnover > £ 97500 (1 mill SEK): € 458.25 (4700 SEK); Shops (KRAV): Turnover < € 975000 (10 mill SEK): € 331.50 (3400 SEK), Turnover > € 975000 (10 mill SEK): € 458.25 (4700 SEK), Wholesaler: € 93.60 (960 SEK)/hour.

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

http://www.araneacert.se/arkiv/prislista/priser_lantbruk.pdf, http://www.araneacert.se/arkiv/prislista/priser_livsmedel.pdf

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Sweden
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2115
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 11:22
Last Modified:19 Aug 2010 12:59

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