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Dutch organic control authority

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Reliability of organic products

Skal inspects and awards organic certification to farms and businesses that meet the organic standards. The object of the Skal foundation is to offer consumers certainty that a product with an organic label really was produced organically.

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Organic certification in the Netherlands

As a Control Authority Skal is responsible for the implementation and administration of the European organic rules in the primary sector, as well as for the organic controls on processed food producers, importers and trading companies.

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Organic farming

If you want to grow organic crops in the Netherlands, you must first convert your land. The conversion period excludes the risk of finding residues of previously used pesticides in the organic crops. In order to harvest organic crops, you have to cultivate the land according to organic regulations during the conversion period. Land is only organic if it is certified according to applicable regulations.

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Check whether a Dutch company is certified organic?

Do you want to check whether a product or company is actually certified organic? You will find more information about companies and products in our database.

Certification

Organic Farming

If you want to grow organic crops in the Netherlands, you must first convert your land. Land is only organic if it is certified according to applicable regulations. Conversion and certification of land is only possible if the land is under Skal certification. In the Netherlands, an animal is organic if it is certified according to organic regulations.

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Organic Food

Anyone who prepares, stores and places organic products on the market (including wholesalers, importers and traders) must be licensed by a recognised certification body and hold a valid organic certificate.

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Import

Skal certifies all organic production in the Netherlands including import. You may sell products certified as organic in the EU without an extra import certification. However, you must be certified by us for trade in organic products.

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Export

You can apply for a transaction certificate if you wish to trade with countries outside the EU. Simply log on to our website Mijn.Skal.nl and fill out the questionnaire. The product must fulfil the following:

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Kantoorgebouw 'Leickert'
Dr. Klinkertweg 28a
Zwolle

Telephone: +31 (0)38 426 8181
E-mail: info@skal.nl
Postal Address
Stichting Skal Biocontrole
P.O.Box 384
8000 AJ Zwolle
The Netherlands