Organic Rules and Certification

Collection of wild plants, buffer zones - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Collection of wild plants, buffer zones - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The KRAV standards for wild collection requires 25 metre buffer zones to roads (if there is more then 3000 vehicles per day), and to land which has been treated with chemical fertilisers or pesticides. The standards also set a maximum limit for caesium levels in land from which berries and mushrooms are collected (KRAV standards paragraph 8.1.6).

Difference

Contamination risks in wild collection are not covered in EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

It is important for consumers trust in organic products that there are as little contaminants as possible. Sweden has problems with contamination of caesium after the Chernobyl accident.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Collection of wild plants - Annex I A4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Protection against contamination
Collection from the wild (plants and animals)
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:1144
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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