The frequency of the analyses per company is related to their turnover in fruit and vegetables of the previous year. Each company is informed about the yearly (maximal) budget of analysis costs. For new members the cost is calculated at concrete interest for participation.The BNN-Monitoring charges a one-time joining fee. BNN members get a 50% reduction on this fee.
The yearly fee is - considering the current number of members - calculated as follows:
Yearly turnover up to 2.5 million Euro (minimum fee): 6.200 Euro, resp. 3.100 Euro for BNN members
Yearly turnover >2.5 million Euro up to 4 million Euro: 7.000 Euro, resp. 3.500 Euro for BNN members
Yearly turnover >4 million Euro (maximum fee): 7.800 Euro, resp. 3.900 Euro for BNN members
There is a possibility for companies to import own analyses into the database. If a company decides to do so, it can impute the costs on their own overall analysis costs.
The following conditions apply:
The analysis report is submitted to the coordination office immediately after its completion.
The results are dealt with as “normal” results (publication, counter-analysis etc.).
The analysis has to be carried out by a lab approved by BNN e.V., to ascertain that the results are fully comparable.
- There should not be an assessment of the same batch.
A maximum of 25% of the analyses can be imputed as own analyses.