EU-Eco-regulation

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European Union European Union regulation:
Regulation (EEC) N° 834/2007
Council Regulation (EEC) N° 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91
Made by European Commission
Made under Art. 43 TEC
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Made 2007-06-28
Came into force
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Other legislation
Replaces (EEC) N° 2092/91
Amended by N° 889/2008
Status: Current legislation
European Union European Union regulation:
Regulation (EEC) N° 2092/91
Council Regulation (EEC) N° 2092/91 of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs
Made by European Commission
Made under Art. 43 TEC
Journal reference OJ L 198, 1991-07-22, p. 1–15
History
Made 1991-06-24
Came into force
Preparative texts
Other legislation
Amended by (EC) N° 1804/1999
Replaced by (EC) N° 834/2007
Status: Repealed

The "European Union regulation (EEC) N° 2092/91 of the European Council of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs" (EU-Eco-regulation) defines how agricultural products and foods that are designated as ecological products have to be grown. The regulation is derived from the guidelines of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), which is an association of about 800member organizations in 119 countries.

In 1999 it was supplemented by regulation (EC) N° 1804/1999, which regulates the raising, labelling and inspection of the most relevant animal species (i.e. cattle, sheep, goats, horses and poultry). This agreement covers such issues as foodstuffs, disease prevention and veterinary treatments, animal welfare, husbandry practices and the management of manure. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products derived from GMOs are explicitly excluded from organic production methods.

The regulation N° 834/2007 is replacing the earlier 2092/91 regulation.[1] The regulation N° 889/2008 would supplement the breeding of animal species and the regulation N° 1235/2008 also regulates the import of ecologically grown agricultural products from third countries.

In July 2010 a new organic certification label was chosen to replace the earlier national labels for usage of organic food that meet the criteria of the EU Eco regulation. The regulation also states that the term biological or ecological may be used on products in the EU if the product consists of at least 95% ingredients from EU regulated organic food.

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