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Beyond the new organic regulation
Organized by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BIOFACH
What does the new EU organic regulation bring?
During the international exhibition of organic and natural products SANA 2015 , a meeting of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament is scheduled in order to go on with the examination of the proposed regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products which will repeal the current Regulations EC No. 834/2007 and EC No. 889/2008.
The Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the State of Hessen Lucia Puttrich and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) cordially invite you to a lunch-debate on the topic:
Revision of the Organic Farming legislation: Which framework is needed for the organic sector?
Organic management from the production to the consumer
In order to provide a uniform symbol for organic food across Europe, the European Commission created a new organic logo and made its use mandatory. Since 1 July 2010 it must be used on all products labelled as organic.
In 2012, new EU rules were adopted allowing for organic wines to be produced and labelled with the new EU organic logo. Previously, wine could only be labelled as "made of organic grapes."
Currently there are two different systems for importing organic products into the EU:
1. Equivalent Third Countries
Implementing rules define the production, labelling and import requirements for the organic farming sector in Europe. Every year different new implementing rules amending the main two - Reg.(EC) No 889/2008 and Reg. (EC) No 1235/2008 - are published and come into force. Implementing regulations are proposed by the Commission and approved by the Committee on Organic Production (COP), which is composed of the representatives of all National Competent Authorities.