Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

In France, a limited proportion of conventional feedstuff is authorised where the farmer is unable to obtain feed exclusively from organic production. The maximum percentage of conventional feedstuff authorised per year is 10 % of the annual ration for all animals (25% of the daily ration).

Difference

French regulation limits the use of non organic feed materials to 10% of the annual ration for herbivores and non herbivores, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 allows 20% for non herbivores until August 2005 and from then on gradually lower amounts.

Justification

100 % organic feed is an important goal for organic animal husbandry: It is a question of consistency, independence, traceability, security against GMOs, and confidence of the consumers. In France, organic cereals are widely available and 10% is sufficient for the protein feed materials..

EU Regulation

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:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:31
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 13:31

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