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Beekeeping, processing of wax - Demeter International 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Beekeeping, processing of wax - Demeter International 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Wax must not come into contact with solvents, thinners, bleaching agents or other similar materials. Equipment and containers used must be made of non-oxidising materials or with nonoxidising coating. (DI standards for beekeeping and hive products, 4.4.4 Wax Processing)

Difference

The DI standard is more precise. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not explicitly refer to wax processing, but contains a general requirement for the careful and adequate processing of bee products.

Justification

To avoid contamination with harmful substances and to ensure the high quality of Demeter wax.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Specific animal standards > Beekeeping
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:599
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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