- The Netherlands Controlling Authority Eggs abbreviated to: NCAE, is a department of the Netherlands Controlling Authority for Milk and Milk Products (COKZ) and is charged with the monitoring of the eggs and poultry meat sector in the Netherlands. COKZ is a controlling body governed by private law; it does not produce or market products itself.
- COKZ is the Dutch authority in the area of diary control and, since 1 July 2012, has been charged with controlling eggs, egg products and poultry meat.
- The NCAE website only relates to controlling activities on eggs and poultry meat. For controlling dairy products please refer to the COKZ website: www.cokz.nl
- At the instructions of the government, NCAE ensures compliance with regulations through control, enforcement and knowledge of legislation.
- The activities are performed within the framework of the national or European legislation and regulations under the supervision of the Dutch government.
The COKZ/NCAE carries out the following activities:
- Supervision of the regulations regarding animal products, namely, the trading standards for eggs and poultry meat.
- Supervision of the regulations regarding EU hygiene regulations.
- Supervision of the regulations regarding EU regulation related to animal by-products.
- Pre-certifies eggs.
The total annual turnover (eggs and poultry meat) is approximately 1,100,000 EUR.
The audits within the framework of eggs and poultry meat are performed by approximately 11 employees.
The organisational chart of COKZ as on 1 January 2016 can be found here.
The COKZ Board consists of six persons. The Chairman is chosen from the members. The Board members are appointed for a period of four years. Appointment takes place through co-optation. The appointment of the chairperson requires the approval of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. The appointment of the other members requires the agreement of the Ministers of Economic Affairs and Health, Welfare and Sport.
COKZ/NCAE has one director, who doubles as secretary and treasurer of the board. The director is in charge of the institute’s day-to-day management.