Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion of land, livestock production - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Conversion of land, livestock production - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

A conversion period of at least 2 full calendar years is required. No retrospective approval is granted (no reduction of the conversion period is possible)

Difference

BIO SUISSE requires a conversion period of 2 years for pastures, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 permits a reduction of the conversion period for pastures down to 6 months for non-herbivore species if no disallowed substances have been applied to the respective plots

Justification

This rule contributes to consumer confidence and makes inspection easier.

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:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Conversion > Retrospective approval
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:58
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:34

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