Actors and labels in Luxembourg
Organic has a long tradition in Luxembourg. Decades before the EU requirements*, local farmers, winegrowers, fruit growers and market gardeners were already managing their farms with the aim of sustainably improving the quality of their products. From the very beginning, it was not only about organic production processes, but also about spreading awareness of the importance of organic among the population. And as is so often the case in Luxembourg, the land of short distances, State actors work closely and transparently with private organisations, federations, associations and organic professionals on the ground. Production, marketing and advisory services, the practical implementation of European and national requirements, but also the training of the next generation, inspection bodies and research in the two sectors are closely interlinked. And all the players have a declared common goal: to get a few steps closer every year to providing the population of Luxembourg with a basic supply of domestic organic products.
*All EU Member States have had to use the “Green Leaf” for labelling their organic products since 2010. Many EU Member States have introduced their own organic labels at national level, building on the European legislation. In fact, all existing EU regulations form the legal basis for the production and marketing of organic products, even if they are imported from third countries. There is a labelling obligation: all packaging must bear the identification number of the body responsible for the inspection of the final product:
for Luxembourg: LU-BIO-xx
for Germany: DE-ÖKO-xxx
for France: FR-BIO-xx
Additional information can be found here.
The production of organic food is controlled throughout the entire production chain. The inspection bodies responsible for this task are accredited to carry out these inspection procedures. In Luxembourg, the following inspection bodies are officially approved to carry out these audits.
Prüfgesellschaft ökologischer Landbau GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 721 626840-0
Fax: +49 (0) 721 626840-22
Kontrollgesellschaft Ökologischer Landbau e.V.
Ettlinger Straße 59
Tel.: +49 (0) 721 35239-10
rue Joseph Bouché 57/3
Tel.: +32 (0) 81 60 03 77
Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz GfRS GmbH
+49 (0) 551 370 753 47 (Hotline für landwirtschaftliche Betriebe, Garten- und Weinbaubetriebe)
+49 (0) 551 488 77 31 (Hotline für AHV, Verarbeitung, Import und Handel)
Inscert Partner S.A. /Quality Partner
rue Hayeneux 62
Tel.: +32 (0) 4 240 75 00
TÜV NORD Integra
B-2600 Berchem (Antwerpen)
Tel.: +32 (0) 3 28737-60
QC&I Gesellschaft für Kontrolle und Zertifizierung von Qualitätssicherungssystemen GmbH
Gleueler Straße 286
Geschäftsstelle: Tiergartenstraße 32