In Germany state approved bodies for businesses that ecological Produce food (in Austria Bio-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, but also 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 Bioland. DEMETER. ECOVIN ) also carried out the controls according to their usually even 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 relevant organic control body is mandatory. The code has been standardized throughout the EU. In Germany these are ABC, ABCERT, AGRECO, Ars, BCS eco-guarantee, ECOCERT (code DE-ÖKO-024), professional association for eco-control, GfRS, green temple, IMO, control association organic farming, Lacon, LC agriculture consulting, ÖKOP, Peterson CU, Testing Association Processing Organic Farming Products, Qal and QC & I. International inspection agencies are, for example BCS eco-guarantee. ECOCERT. ICEA. Lacon and SGS, See under Organic viticulture and Biowein,