Organic Rules and Certification

Processing inputs, meat products - FI Governmental Regulation on additives and production aids in processed organic animal products 2000

Heinonen, Sampsa T (2006) Processing inputs, meat products - FI Governmental Regulation on additives and production aids in processed organic animal products 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Additives E249 (potassium nitrate) and E250 (sodium nitrate) are permitted in meat products to a maximal level of 80 mg/kg of potassium nitrate.

Difference

So far the EU Regulation Number 2092/91 does not contain special provisions on additives and production aids allowed in processed organic animal products

Justification

The product is regarded as necessary in making of (partly traditional) Finnish animal products. There is no sufficient experience nor tradition of making nitrate free organic meat products (such as sausages).

EU Regulation

Annex VI. Processing > Processing aids and other products - Annex VI B
Annex VI. Processing > Ingredients of non-agricultural origin - Annex VI A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Processing > Specific processing rules for product groups
Processing > Processing inputs
Country/Standard: Europe > Finland > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1198
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:18 Dec 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:20

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