Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, livestock and animal products - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

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

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Summary

For brought-in livestock not coming from organic farm operations special conversion periods apply, if these animals or products thereof are sold as certified organic.

Difference

BIO SUISSE standard is identical with EU Regulation 2092/91 except for the transition period for poultry for meat production. Whereas BIO SUISSE requires only 56 days for fattening poultry, EU requires that poultry is reared 10 weeks according the standard before being sold as organic.

Justification

The deviation is due to the fact, that poultry becomes too heavy when reared longer than 56 days and then does not meet Swiss market demands for broilers .

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:Specific animal standards > Poultry
Conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Principle of fairness
ID Code:59
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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