Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Agrar- Beratungs- und Controll GmbH, (ABC GmbH)

Control body, Agrar- Beratungs- und Controll GmbH, (ABC GmbH). [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

Name of the authority/body

Agrar- Beratungs- und Controll GmbH, (ABC GmbH)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2005

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

DE-064

Accredited according to

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: EC 834/2007

Authority/body accredited by:

DAP - Deutsches Akkreditierungssystem Prüfwesen (EC 834/2007)

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

No

Address

An der Hessenhalle 1, DE-36304 Alsfeld, Germany

Phone

+49 (0)6631 78490

E-mail

zwick@abcg-alsfeld.de

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.abcg-alsfeld.de

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)]

1 / (4)

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

EC 834/2007

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

Naturland, Biokreis, Gäa, BIo-Suisse

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.

192

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.

61

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.

131

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

0.5

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

Besides the 131 farmers 38 processors and 23 other operators are certified in 2008.

Annual turnover [in €] from organic certification and/or inspection in the country

17600

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

52 € /hour

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

60 € /hour

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

60 € /hour for traders

Comments on annual turnover and fees

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

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

55

Number of operators in the country, which have left in 2008

8

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

0

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

2008 was an above average as concerns the number of new operators.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Germany
Operators:Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Farmers and horticulturists
Packing departments
Processors
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2132
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:16 Sep 2010 21:33
Last Modified:05 Oct 2010 12:49

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