Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, animal origin, fish products - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Animal fodder, animal origin, fish products - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

There is a limited list of feeds of animal origin permitted for feeding to animals. Among these, any fish products must be either a by-product of fish for human consumption or from fisheries certified as being sustainably managed. Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraph 10.13.23.

Difference

Soil Association standards contain an additional restriction not included in EU Regulation 2092/91. Soil Association standards state that fish products for animal feed must be either by-products of human consumption or products of fisheries certified by a recognised body as sustainably managed. EU Regulation 2092/91 allows the use of any fish product for this purpose.

Justification

The Soil Association standards aim to ensure that the use of fish products for organic animal feed does not increase the amount of unsustainable fishing.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed materials - Annex II C
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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Environmental care/environmental impact
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:181
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Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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