Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed, pigs - AT Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2005) Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed, pigs - AT Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Organic farms which deliver products to a Bio Austria Market Project have to fulfill further pig feeding restrictions in addition to the general rules. Conventional feed components are forbidden except for the following for which products of organic Austrian origin have limited availability: sugar beet pulp, expeller of rape seed, linseed, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed, potato protein, brewers yeast and molasses (only as binding agent).

Difference

The BA Special Market Rules 2006 contain further restrictions with regard to the permitted amount of some feed as they allow only sugar beet pulp, expeller of rape seed, linseed, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed, potato protein, brewers yeast and molasses (only as binding agent) as conventional feed from the list of annex II C of the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

The main reason for reduction is to create high consumer confidence. Another reason is the minimise the risks of GMO contamination.

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 > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:445
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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