Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Valiguard, Sweden, 2010

Control body, Valiguard, Sweden, 2010. [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

Valigaurd offers organic certification according to KRAV and the EC 834/2007 standards as well as non- organic certifications (BRC, IFS or ISO 22000)

Name of the authority/body

Valiguard AB

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2008

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

SE-EKO-05

Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Accredited according to ISO65 with scopes 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 5609, Drottning Kristinas väg 67, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone

+46 (0)8 4028490

E-mail

foodsafety.sc@saiglobal.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.valiguard.com/, http://www.valiguard.com/certifiering/ekologiskkrav-eu.html

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Henrik Wallin: e-mail: henrik.wallin@saiglobal.com

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

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.

23

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.

23

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.

0

Number of employees (full-time, part time and free lance) in "full time years" involved in organic certification and/or inspection in the country

4

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

The operators certified are organic processors and importers.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

n/a

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly avilable information on organic certification and inspection fees on the web site.

Comments on gain and loss of customers in 2008 and withdrawal of authorisations in the country

The certifier started organic certification in 2008, so no details on operators which have come and left in 2008.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Sweden
Operators:Importers
Packing departments
Processors
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2118
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 14:55
Last Modified:19 Aug 2010 14:55

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