Organic Rules and Certification

Parallel production, crops - CH Regulation/Ordinance 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Parallel production, crops - CH Regulation/Ordinance 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Parallel production of the same crops is only possible in farms undergoing a step by step conversion and only for the production areas of wine, perennial fruit and ornamental plants (full separation of audit trail must be granted and inspected).

Difference

According to the Swiss Ordinance only during a step-by-step conversion period, some exception for the parallel production in perennial fruit crops is possible in the operation. EU Regulation 2092/91 does at any time accept the parallel production of different varieties of the same crop (if clearly distinguishable), if segregation is granted and inspection is performed in the conventional production unit of the operation.

Justification

By disallowing parallel production the farm situation is more transparent and inspection is easier. These measures support the credibility of organic farming.

EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Livestock or livestock products - Annex III A2
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Plants or plant products - Annex III A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Parallel conversion
Conversion > Whole farm conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:238
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:57

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