Protected designations of origin for producers in Bavaria; application for approval as inspection body

The approval of private inspection bodies, their supervision and the withdrawal of approval are the responsibility of the State Office for Agriculture.


The State Office for Agriculture (LfL) provides information on the necessary application and the requirement for approval as an inspection body for compliance with the specifications. It accepts the application and issues the approval. The approval is the basis for the action of the inspection body (carrying out on-site inspections at the manufacturer's premises).


Compliance with standard EN 45011 "General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems".



Required documents

  • Valid accreditation certificate

    Compliance with EN 45011 for the area of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 (verification by a competent body)

  • Current extract from the commercial register / register of associations
  • Current organization chart
  • Proof of insurance or proof of sufficient reserves not otherwise committed for financial security.
  • Catalogue setting out the measures taken by the inspection body in cases of non-compliance with the specification, with the exception of the tasks referred to in Article 54 of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004


  • The fee for the admission ranges from 5 to 25,000 EURO. When determining the fee, the administrative effort and the importance of the matter for the parties involved are taken into account.


Opposition procedure (optional); filing an opposition

(optional) opposition procedure

Status: 11.01.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten

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