EU organic regulation

EU organic regulation

In 2007, the EU Council agreed Council Regulation 834/2007 setting out the principles, aims and overarching rules of organic production and defining how organic products should be labelled. This Regulation, still in force, is also complemented by several Commission implementing acts on the production, distribution and marketing of organic goods.

All these legislative acts are the legal basis that govern whether goods can be marketed as organic within the EU, including those that have been imported from non-EU countries. The regulations also define how and when the EU organic logo can be used. There are additional specific regulations governing aquaculture and wine production."

Benefit to customer

Organic farming is an agricultural method that aims to produce food using natural substances and processes. This means that organic farming tends to have a limited environmental impact.

Principles

The European Commission has adopted several regulations on the production, distribution and marketing of organic goods.

Website

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Rules and standards Ec No 834/2007

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Rules and standards Ec No 889/2008

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Rules and standards Ec No 1235/2008

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Contact person

Eva-Maria Friedrich Eva-Maria Friedrich

Agriculture
02262/672212-48
e.friedrich@abg.at

Miro Banicevic Miro Banicevic

Processing
02262/672213-79
m.banicevic@agrovet.at