Organic Rules and Certification

Quality management systems - FI Luomuliitto Standards for "Leppäkerttu" quality label 2004

Heinonen, Sampsa T (2006) Quality management systems - FI Luomuliitto Standards for "Leppäkerttu" quality label 2004. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

"The Ladybird-quality logo is owned and administrated by Luomuliitto. It is granted to farmers, food processors and farm input manufacturers producing organic products according to the quality standards of Luomuliitto. The standards are additional to the EU Regulation No. 2092/91 and consist of compulsory requirements and recommendations. The compulsory requirements include the membership of Luomuliitto and production based on quality management system (ISO9001 or equivalent). "

Difference

EU Regulation No. 2092/91 does not address issues related to quality management systems.

Justification

The former private, national certifier, Luomuliitto, wants to keep up with some of its own standards such as composting of the manure and domestic ingredients which requirements are regarded as important in the eyes of the Finnish consumers. Furthermore Luomuliitto wants to promote new progressive ideas such as combining the organic production and quality management.

EU Regulation

Scope - Art.1-3

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Organic integrity
Horticulture
Environmental care/environmental impact > Soil
Inspection and certification > Quality assurance, internal procedures of companies
Country/Standard: Europe > Finland > FI Luomuliitto Standards for "Leppäkerttu" quality label 2004
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:1202
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Nov 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:20

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