Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, livestock and animal products - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2010) Conversion, livestock and animal products - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

When the first animal on the farm starts its conversion period, the farmer has 8 years to get all his animals certified organic (except for species which are not regulated by the French organic regulation).

Difference

French regulation requires that ultimately all animals on the farm be organic, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 accepts the presence of non organic livestock provided they are reared on units where the buildings and parcels are clearly separated from the organic units and different species are involved.

Justification

Presence of organically and conventionally managed livestock on the same farm is not consistent (why let cows range freelly and not poultry, for example) and a source of potential fraud. But each farmer needs time to adapt his farm system and so eight years are given to satisfy this obligation.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Conversion planning
Conversion > Whole farm conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:25
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Apr 2010
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 15:22

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