Organic Rules and Certification

Standards owner, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW), Switzerland, 2010

Standards owner, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW), Switzerland, 2010. [Certification - Standards owners]

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Name of these organic standards

Swiss Ordinance on Organic Farming and the Labelling of Organically Produced Products and Foodstuffs as of January 2010

Standard acronym if different from the name

Organic Farming Ordinance

Level of use of the organic standard


Comment on the use of the organic standard and additional subjects covered

The Swiss Organic Farming Ordinance was put into force in 1998, following the legislation in the European Union. Both Switzerland and the EU mutually recognise each other’s certification schemes.

Names of European countries and/or regions where these organic standards are used


Name of the organic standards owner

Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft , (Federal Office for Agriculture)

Acroym of the standard owner if different from the name



Mattenhofstrasse 5, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland


+41 31 322 2511


Links to authority/body web page and further information,

Private or public organic standards owner


Type of standards owner

National Authority

Special license fee claimed for the use of the logo apart from the certification costs


Link to public price lists, if available

Comments on employees in "full-time years" and turnover

See deposit "Competent authority, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW)"

Certification Systems Overview:Standards owners
Certification by country:Switzerland
Item type:Certification - Standards owners
ID Code:2139
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 10:30
Last Modified:04 Nov 2010 10:30

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