Organic Rules and Certification

Manure fertilizers, origin - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Manure fertilizers, origin - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Manure from beef cattle in slatted floor boxes, conventional pig production, battery hens and caged fur animals are not permitted as fertilizers. There are exceptions for pig production with less then 50 animals a year and when the animals are kept in big boxes with straw bedding. There is also an exception for producers with beef cattle in slatted floors or conventional pig production which can use the manure from the conventional animals if they at the same time start to convert the animal husbandry to organic (KRAV standards paragraph 4.3.3).

Difference

In the EU Regulation 2092/91 the use of manure from ‘factory farming’ is not allowed.

Justification

The KRAV standards are stricter than the Swedish interpretation of ‘factory farming’ in the EU Regulation. If the KRAV standards are stricter than the other countries it is not possible to assess the interpretations as the interpretations are not official.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Fertilizers and soil conditioners - Annex II A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:1115
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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