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Contamination, pollution, highways - SE KRAV Standards 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Contamination, pollution, highways - SE KRAV Standards 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Areas were plants are cultivated and products stored should be located so that the production is not contaminated and the value of the production is reduced as food or feed. Crop production for food shall not be situated closer then 25 meters from roads having more then 3000 vehicles per 24 hours (KRAV Standards paragraph 4.2.1)

Difference

There are general requirements in the EU Regulation 2092/91 about the risk of contamination of products in the inspection requirements in Annex III but not in the production rules. There is no regulation of the distance to roads or other pollution sources in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

This is a standard which has strong consumer support. The concern about contamination from cars into fields and crops close to roads is substantial. There is little scientific research in this area which should be of concern not only for organic but also for conventional produce.

EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > General provisions

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Protection against contamination
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:1069
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:23 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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