Organic Rules and Certification

Processing, general requirements - SE KRAV 2006

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

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The KRAV standards list which processing methods that are allowed for processing of organic production. Allowed methods are Mechanical and physical processes, – Biological processes such as fermentation and brewing (such as for example using lactic acid cultures and mould cultures), – Enzymatic processes where the effect is to coagulate (such as rennet) or cleaving substances (such as the enzyme amylase), – Extraction. Only water, ethanol or fats may be used as solvents, – Smoking, – Precipitation, Irradiation is not permitted. KRAV does not permit processes that lead to the creation of foreign molecules. (KRAV standards paragraph 9.2.3).


In EU Regulation 2092/91 irradiation is not permitted. Which processes that are allowed are not stated.


The KRAV standards are more restrictive when limiting the processes which can be used. The prohibition for not allowing processes that leads to molecules which does not exist in nature is not covered in the EU Regulation 2092/91. For consumers it is probably important that organic products are done with processes which also can happen in nature.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Product handling, storage, processing, transportation and packaging - not in EC Reg > Processing and manufactoring

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Processing > Processing methods
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:1147
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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