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Control body for the organic chain in the Netherlands


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Skal Biocontrole is the independent organization that monitors the organic chain in the Netherlands. We are dedicated to proving the reliability of the organic sector through registration, certification, and monitoring.

Does your company produce, process, or trade in organic products?

Skal Biocontrole ensures that your business' organic production, processing, or trading activities complies with the EU organic regulation, the Dutch Landbouwkwaliteitswet (LKW, Agricultural Quality Act), and the regulations and principles of Skal Biocontrole.

This is done by Skal on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. By visiting and inspecting the companies every year, Skal monitors the entire Dutch organic sector. In doing so, the organization ensures that a verifiable and reliable European organic quality label is used.

Skal certifies companies engaged in organic activities

Skal Biocontrole is the official body where companies can become certified as organic. Businesses wanting to become certified must complete a number of steps:

  • registration and admission examination
  • registration of the reported organic activity or activities
  • conversion period: only for agricultural and horticultural businesses
  • official certification. The business receives an organic certificate and is allowed to use the organic quality label on its products. The European organic quality label makes it clear that the product has been produced in accordance with current EU laws and regulations concerning organic products.

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You can also contact us by e-mail:, or by telephone: +31 (0)38 - 426 8182.

Non-departmental public body

Skal is a non-departmental public body. This type of public body carries out a government task and holds a special position within the Government of the Netherlands. As a non-departmental public body under private law, Skal is subject to the Non-Departmental Public Bodies Framework Act.
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has appointed the Skal Biocontrole Foundation as the supervisory authority for implementing these statutory tasks that arise from the European regulations on organic production. The European regulation allows member states to decide on how to structure their monitoring system. The Netherlands has chosen an unambiguous structure: one supervisory authority that is responsible for all statutory control tasks within organic production.

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Visiting Address
Kantoorgebouw 'Leickert'
Dr. Klinkertweg 28a

Telephone: +31 (0)38 426 8181
Postal Address
Stichting Skal Biocontrole
P.O.Box 384
8000 AJ Zwolle
The Netherlands