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Schleswig-Holstein

Show use of the organic label

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Would you like to label your organic products with the German organic seal? Then you must notify the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

All products that are labeled with the German organic seal (hexagonal symbol) must be notified to the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) before being launched on the market.

You can notify your products for the use of the organic seal online or in writing. Your notification is linked to the submission of your product labels / packaging layouts designed with the organic seal. Once your advertisement has been successfully checked by the BLE, you will receive approval to use the Bio-Siegel. Advertisements can be made not only by German companies, but also by companies worldwide.


Process flow

You can report the use of the organic seal online or in writing.

Display use online:

  • Register your company and your product or products in the Bio-Siegel database at bio-siegel.de.
  • The BLE will check your notification of use and you will receive notification by e-mail that your product or products have been approved for use of the Bio-Siegel.

Notification of use in writing:

  • Request the notification form from the BLE or download it from the bio-siegel.de website.
  • Send the completed and signed notification form together with the product label or labels bearing the Bio-Siegel to the BLE by post or e-mail.
  • The BLE will check your notification and you will receive notification of the approval of your product or products for the use of the Bio-Siegel by e-mail or, if desired, by post.
  • The BLE will create an account for you in the Bio-Siegel database, into which your advertised products will be transferred. You will receive access data to your account in the database by post so that you can manage your usage notifications yourself in future.
Requirements
  • As a certified company, you participate in the control system in accordance with EU legislation on organic farming.
  • Your product is produced and certified in accordance with the provisions of EU legislation on organic farming.
  • The organic seal on your product label(s) complies with the graphic requirements of the Organic Labeling Ordinance.
Which documents are required?
  • Product label designed with the organic seal or designed product labels in PDF format up to a maximum of 10 MB per file (if there are several labels per product, e.g. front, back and side labels, please combine them in one PDF file).

If you are submitting the advertisement by e-mail or post, in addition

  • completed advertisement form
What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The notification must be made before the product labeled with the organic seal is launched on the market.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

Unlawful use of the organic seal can be punished as an administrative offense with corresponding fines

Author

Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Professionally released on

07.10.2022

Teaser

Would you like to label your organic products with the German organic seal? Then you must notify the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

Process flow

You can report the use of the organic seal online or in writing.

Display use online:

  • Register your company and your product or products in the Bio-Siegel database at bio-siegel.de.
  • The BLE will check your notification of use and you will receive notification by e-mail that your product or products have been approved for use of the Bio-Siegel.

Notification of use in writing:

  • Request the notification form from the BLE or download it from the bio-siegel.de website.
  • Send the completed and signed notification form together with the product label or labels bearing the Bio-Siegel to the BLE by post or e-mail.
  • The BLE will check your notification and you will receive notification of the approval of your product or products for the use of the Bio-Siegel by e-mail or, if desired, by post.
  • The BLE will create an account for you in the Bio-Siegel database, into which your advertised products will be transferred. You will receive access data to your account in the database by post so that you can manage your usage notifications yourself in future.

Requirements

  • As a certified company, you participate in the control system in accordance with EU legislation on organic farming.
  • Your product is produced and certified in accordance with the provisions of EU legislation on organic farming.
  • The organic seal on your product label(s) complies with the graphic requirements of the Organic Labeling Ordinance.

Which documents are required?

  • Product label designed with the organic seal or designed product labels in PDF format up to a maximum of 10 MB per file (if there are several labels per product, e.g. front, back and side labels, please combine them in one PDF file).

If you are submitting the advertisement by e-mail or post, in addition

  • completed advertisement form

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The notification must be made before the product labeled with the organic seal is launched on the market.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

Unlawful use of the organic seal can be punished as an administrative offense with corresponding fines

Author

Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Professionally released on

07.10.2022

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