Any company that produces, processes, stores or markets organic products is subject to controls according to EU regulations on organic production. Retailers, however, are exempt from such controls, for instance if they sell products directly to final consumers without further processing (i.e. packaging, labelling) or storing such poducts outside the point of sale.
Please also contact your local authority for details. Click here for contactpersons.
Online traders of organic products should also contact their local authority to find out whether they are subject to controls.
Products which bear the Bio-Siegel may only be re-packaged or re-labelled by establishments which participate in a control procedure pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007.
Click here for an Overview of EU regulations for organic production.
Compliance with relevant regulations must be verified at least once a year by an accredited certi-fication body. Click here for the addresses of all Control bodies for organic products accredited in Germany.