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Applying for approval from a control body for organic farming

Before a product can be marketed as an organic food, it must be checked whether its production meets the requirements. For this purpose, a system with privately approved inspection bodies has been established in Germany.
You must apply for approval for a control body at the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food (BLE). The approval is valid for the entire territory of Germany, but can be limited to individual federal states.
The BLE may provide the authorisation with time limits, conditions and obligations or a reservation of revocation. In addition, it can subsequently change or re-include conditions.
The organic control bodies are monitored by the control authorities responsible for organic farming in the federal states in which the respective control body has its registered office.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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