Cleaning agents for use in the food industry 070
Cleaning agents for use in the food industry are products that are used in various food producing industries and catering kitchens. The products are effective in removing grease, proteins and other types of soiling from machine parts, pipe systems and other surfaces in production premises used to produce food. Disinfectants are not included in the product group. Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Cleaning agents for use in the food industry are among products that have the lowest impact on the environment in this category. The Ecolabelling of cleaning agents for use in the food industry contributes to reducing environmental emissions of substances that are hazardous to health and the environment by setting more stringent requirements for the constituent substances. Overdosing is reduced since the products' performance at the recommended dosage is tested and the information text and user and dosing information contributes to reducing emissions. The Nordic aspects determined for this product group are: • Effective and with low environmental impact: o Live up to strict requirements for ecotoxicity, biodegradability and bioaccumulation. o Efficacy tested for use in specific application areas.
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Fees, valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the application fee. For inspection of additional recipes, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the application fee. For inspection of additional recipes, 3 750 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged.
Annual licence fee:
Annual licence fee **) 0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 000 000 EUR.
0,05 % + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 000 000 EUR.
Minimum fee for the licence 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the licence No maximum fee Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence:
Extension/alteration of existing licence Should the extension regard inspection of recipes, which are not already included in the licence, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT will be charged per recipe.
Other types of alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to handle the matter:
- Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
- Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
- More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fees for on-site inspections:
Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe***) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside Europe***) 25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
*) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of €2 000 000 (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).
**) Corporations pay only one licence fee
***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.
Compilation of hearing statementsSwedish / 2.1
DID liste del A 2014Danish / 2.1
DID liste del B 2014Danish / 2.1
CDV_CalculationEnglish / 2.1
070 Map structureEnglish / 2.1
DID list part A 2014English / 2.1
DID list part A 2016English / 2.1
DID list part B 2014English / 2.1
DID list part B 2016English / 2.1
Information on the latest version of the criteria for cleaning agents for use in the food industry
2.1: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
On the 31 March 2020 Nordic Ecolabelling decided to prolong the validity of the criteria with 24 months. Version 2.1 of the criteria is valid until the 31 March 2024.
2.0: New criteria generation
On the 6 March 2017 Nordic Ecolabelling decided on a new version of the criteria for Cleaning agents for use in the food industry. Version 2.0 of the criteria is valid until the 31 March 2022.
We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!
The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.
We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.
During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.
The application consists of these parts:
- Completed application form
- Documentation Overview
- Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document
Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.
We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!
For more information: "Application step by step"