Organic Rules and Certification

Labelling claims, processed products - Nature et Progrès Standards 2005

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Labelling claims, processed products - Nature et Progrès Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

All the ingredients of agricultural origin in a product must be organic, with two exceptions : wild gathered/collected fruits and environment-friendly fisheries.

Difference

Nature et Progrès standards have additional requirements to EU Regulation 2092/91. Nature et Progrès standards require that all the ingredients of agricultural origin in a product must be organic (except wild gathered/collected fruit and fish products from environment-friendly fisheries, which are not under EU Regulation), whereas EU Regulation allows 5 to 30% non-organic ingredients.

Justification

Organic ingredients are widely available in France. Non-organic products may contain pesticides or GMOs. Moreover, allowing non-organic ingredients may slow down the development of organic agriculture.

EU Regulation

Labelling and claims - Art.5
Annex VI. Processing > Ingredients if agriculture origin which have not been produced organically - Annex VI C

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Processing > Processing inputs
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:148
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Sep 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:47

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