Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin - Int. Codex Alimentarius Guidelines 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Animal fodder, origin - Int. Codex Alimentarius Guidelines 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

All livestock systems should provide the optimum level of 100% of the diet from feedstuffs (including 'in conversion' feedstuffs) produced to the requirements of these guidelines. For an implementation period to be set by the competent authority, livestock products will maintain their organic status providing feed, consisting of at least 85% for ruminants and 80% for non-ruminants and calculated on a dry matter basis, is from organic sources produced in compliance with these Guidelines.(Annex I B 13./14.)

Difference

Whereas CODEX does not set any limits for the purchase of organic off farm fodder, the EU Regulation 2092/91 suggests 50% of the fodder should be grown on farm (not mandatory).

Justification

No justification was available.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Country/Standard:Codex Alimentarius Guideline
Principles:Principle of fairness
ID Code:1179
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:14 Nov 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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