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Organic products range from fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm to wines and cheeses aged over several years. Sales channels are equally diverse, including:
  • local organic markets
  • organic shops in rural or urban areas
  • roadside stalls in the countryside
  • direct sales at the farm where the food was produced
  • online ordering of organic boxes delivered to the door or to collection points
  • supermarkets: many are now expanding and developing their organic product ranges
  • restaurants, canteens and catering firms: a growing sector including school meals, public and private-sector canteens and cafeterias in some high-profile companies
Consumer Confidence
Wherever today's consumers choose to buy or eat organic products, they should be able to have confidence that these comply with strict EU rules. Products that do not meet these standards may not be referred to as organic or bear the EU's organic logo or a national equivalent.
This is why the EU regulation on organic farming covers not only production and processing, but also the control and labelling of organic food.
Organic farmers, processors and traders, must comply with strict EU requirements if they want to use the EU organic logo or label their products as organic.
The EU requires an equally strict control system with checks carried out at every stage of the organic chain. Every operator (farmer, processor, trader, importer or exporter) is checked at least once a year, or more often on the basis of risk assessment.
So whenever you buy organic food, you can be confident that it has been produced in accordance with strict environmental and animal welfare rules and checked accordingly.
Labelling of Organic Produce
As well as the standard list of ingredients and nutritional value figures, organic product labels should bear the name of the producer, processor or distributor who last handled the item. The name or code number of the national certification authority should also be on the label.
The name or code number of the control authority or body in the EU which checked the operator should also be on the label.
IACB's Equivalent EU Standard V.21 Permitted pest control products in organic agriculture Commission Regulation (Ec) No 1235/2008 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2018/1842 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2018/838 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2017/2273 Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council Guidelines on additional official controls on products originating from Ukraine,Kazakhstan and Russian Federation Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2018/673 Guidance Document For The Evaluation Of The Equivalence Of Organic Producer Group Certification Schemes Applied İn Developing Countries Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1584 EU 2164-2019 amending EC 889 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU)2020/786 Regulation to postpone the date of entry into application of regulation 2018/848 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/714 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1087 “COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/977“ Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/479 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/427 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/464 Regulation (EU) 2019/834 of the European Parliament and of the Council Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2019/446 Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council Guidelines on additional official controls on products originating from China Guidelines on imports of organic products into the European Union EU 269-2021 amend EU 427 date of enforcement EU 279-2021 Traceability & Labelling Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/279 Commission Implementing Regultion (EU) 2020/2196 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2021/181 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1794 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/642 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/715 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/716 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/25 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/772 Decision No 1_2020 of the EU-San Marino Cooperation Committee Commission Implementing Regulation(EU) 2020-977 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020_1667 EU 1693-2020 enforce EU 848 from 01.01.2022 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020_2146 Guidelines on additional official controls on products originating from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkey and Russian Federation Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1165 REGULATION (EC) No 1829_2003 DIRECTIVE 2001/18/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/412 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2013 REGULATION (EU) 2017/625 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1325
The regulation set a new course for developing organic farming further, with the following aims
  • sustainable cultivation systems
  • a variety of high-quality products.
  • greater emphasis on environmental protection
  • more attention to biodiversity
  • higher standards of animal protection
  • consumer confidence
  • protecting consumer interests.
Organic production respects natural systems and cycles. Biological and mechanical production processes and land-related production should be used to achieve sustainability, without having recourse to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In organic farming, closed cycles using internal resources and inputs are preferred to open cycles based on external resources. If the latter are used, they should be
  • organic materials from other organic farms
  • natural substances
  • materials obtained naturally, or
  • mineral fertilisers with low solubility.
Exceptionally, however, synthetic resources and inputs may be permissible if there are no suitable alternatives. Such products, which must be scrutinised by the Commission and EU countries before authorisation, are listed in the annexes to the implementing regulation (Commission Regulation (EC) No. 889/2008).
Labelling Organic Foods
Foods may be labelled "organic" only if at least 95% of their agricultural ingredients meet the necessary standards. In non-organic foods, any ingredients which meet organic standards can be listed as organic. To ensure credibility, the code number of the certifying organisation must be provided.
Organic production outlaws the use of genetically modified organisms and derived products. However, the regulation on genetically modified food and feed lays down a threshold (0.9%) under which a product's GMO content does not have to be indicated. Products with GMO content below this threshold can be labelled organic.
Since 1 July 2010, producers of packaged organic food have been required under EU law to use the EU organic logo. However, this is not a binding requirement for organic foods from non-EU countries. Where the EU organic logo is used, the place where any farmed ingredients were produced must be indicated.
Importing Organic Products
Organic products from non-EU countries can be distributed on the EU market only if produced and inspected under conditions that are identical or equivalent to those applying to EU organic producers. The rules introduced by the 2007 regulation are more flexible than the previous set-up, under which organic goods could be imported from outside the EU only if they were EU-certified, their production was monitored by the EU countries and an import licence had been issued.
The import licence procedure has been replaced by new import rules. Control bodies (Certifying organisations) operating in non-EU countries are now directly authorised and monitored by the European Commission and EU countries.
This allows the EU Commission to supervise and monitor the import of organic products and the checks carried out on organic guarantees. The new legislation also lays the foundation for EU rules on organic produce including wine, aquaculture products and seaweed.
Application Form for Objection & Complaint & AppealInstruction for Emergency SituationInstruction for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not PossibleInput Approval for Org. Farm &Proces. Application FormThe Certificaiton Work Flow Chart Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy Rev00 20190401ETKO Certification Services Control MeasuresTC Issusing Appeal&Complaint and DisputesGeneral Information on ETKO Organic Certification Services Statement of ImpartialityCertificate Application FormProduct SpecificationUse of Logo, Licences, Mark of Conformity Subcontracted Laboratory List Application FormCatalogue of Measures
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