Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, livestock and animal products - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Conversion, livestock and animal products - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

For certified products; meat, wool and hides the animals have to be raised according to the KRAV standards 2 months before the calculated birth of ruminants and 1 month for pigs. Animals present on the farm at conversion can be certified after 1 year. This also applies to conventional animals bought in later for breeding, milk or egg production (KRAV standards paragraph 5.1.5).

Difference

In EU 2092/91 conventional animals can be brought in to the operation and there is no requirement of organic management before birth. The conversion time is 12 months for beef, 6 months for sheep, goat and pigs for meat. For milk production it is 6 weeks, 10 weeks for poultry for meat and 6 weeks for egg-production.

Justification

The overall goal is to only bring in organic animals but as this is not possible conversion times are needed. At initial conversion there are animals on the farm, to keep consumer trust and handle competition between farmers there is a need for strict conversion times.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:1119
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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