Protected designations of origin and traditional specialties 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.

Description

The Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (LfL) provides information on the necessary application and the requirement for approval as an inspection body for compliance with the specifications from the areas of protected geographical indication (PGI), protected designation of origin (PDO) and traditional speciality guaranteed (TSG). It receives the application and, if necessary, issues the approval. The approval is the basis for the action of the inspection body (carrying out on-the-spot checks at the producer's premises) and is granted for a limited period.

Prerequisites

Successful accreditation as a product certification body based on the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065

Deadlines

none

Required documents

  • Current excerpt from the commercial register/register of associations for applicants from Germany

    or a comparable document for applicants from other EU countries

  • Applicants based in EU member states other than Germany:

    Proof of approval of the inspection body, if provided for and granted in the relevant EU Member State.

  • Copy of the current articles of association and bylaws of the inspection body
  • Current organization chart

    for the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title II (protected origin) and/or for the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title III (traditional speciality).

  • Proof of successful accreditation as a product certification body

    on the basis of the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065. Verification for the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title II and/or the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title III

  • List of fees of the control body

    for the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title II and/or for the area of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 Title III.

  • Proof of inspection body,

    ensuring that appropriate confidentiality obligations apply to personnel employed in the course of official controls and other official activities (e.g., model confidentiality agreement)

  • Overview of the staffing of the control body

Fees

  • The fee for the approval of an inspection body according to § 5 para. 2 sentence 1 LfLV is between 500 and 1,500€, the fee for the extension of the approval according to § 5 para. 2 sentence 1 LfLV is between 250 and 750€ (Ordinance on the Amendment of the List of Costs of April 13, 2019).

Legal bases

Remedy

Opposition procedure (optional); filing an opposition

(optional) opposition procedure

Status: 02.06.2022

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

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  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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