Organic Rules and Certification

Labelling of animal products, milk - Demeter International 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Labelling of animal products, milk - Demeter International 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The labelling of milk is determined by the certification status of the feed: Milk may only be marketed under the label "In Conversion to Demeter" if the dairy cows are fed from areas of the farm, which have this certification level. Demeter certification of the milk is possible as soon as the feed comes from Demeter certified areas. (DI production standards, 5.7.1. Milk, dairy cows and calves; DI production standards, 5.5.1. Brought in feeds and in conversion feeds)

Difference

The DI standard is more complex. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not regulate Demeter specific labelling. The label "In conversion to Demeter" is only given to products, that have full organic certification status already. There is no possibility for animal products to be labelled as in conversion according to the EU Regulation.

Justification

The quality of the feed influences the quality of the animal product.

EU Regulation

Labelling and claims - Art.5
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2
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:Labelling provisions
Conversion > Conversion definitions
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:585
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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