In Austria state approved bodies for businesses that ecological Produce food (in Germany Eco-Control ). The inspection bodies take a first-time inspection and certification of a company according to the criteria of EU Organic Regulation in front. Thereafter, there will be a registered annual examination, as well as unannounced random samples. In the case of a positive decision, the Biosiegel the EU and, if necessary, a federation seal. As a rule, when joining a farm at one of the many organic associations (for example DEMETER. ECOVIN and ORBI) also carried out the controls according to their usually stricter guidelines. The inspection bodies are authorized or determined by the individual countries and are different per country.
The labeling of the organic product with the code number of the organic control body is mandatory. The code has been standardized throughout the EU. In Austria, these are the seven control bodies Austria Organic Warranty = ABG (Code AT-BIO-301), BIKO Tirol (also controls organic farms in South-Tirol ), BIOS, Lacon, LVA (food testing institute), SGS Austria and SLK. Internationally active institutions are for example BCS eco-guarantee. ECOCERT. ICEA and SGS, See also below Organic viticulture and Biowein,