Organic Rules and Certification

Free range conditions, access, poultry - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Free range conditions, access, poultry - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Table poultry must have free access to an open-air run for part of the day and for at least half their life. Laying hens must have access to an open-air run for the major part of the day and by no later than their 28th week.

Difference

French regulation requires that table poultry have free access to an open-air run for at least half of their life, and laying hens by no later than their 28th week, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 requires that poultry have open-air access for at least one third of their life.

Justification

Organic poultry should have as much access as possible to open-air range. Furthermore, the earlier this begins, the better poultry can cope with outdoor access.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Outdoor access
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:44
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:31

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