Organic Rules and Certification

Honey, processing and storage - Demeter International 2004

Huber, Beate (2006) Honey, processing and storage - Demeter International 2004. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The temperature of honey should never exceed 35°C. Pressurised filtration is not permitted. The honey should be filled into containers of glass or metal before any solidification occurs. In some cases subsequent refilling is admitted, but certain requirements concerning the heating method and temperature, the documentation and the containers have to be complied with. Honey must be stored in a dark, cool and dry place. (DI standards for beekeeping and hive products, 5. Honey Extraction; DI standards for beekeeping and hive products, Appendix 3 Transportation, Decanting, Heating)

Difference

The DI standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not explicitly refer to the extraction, further processing and storage of the honey. There is however the general requirement of careful and adequate handling of the bee products.

Justification

To avoid damaging the quality of the product.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Husbandry management practises and identification - Annex I C7

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
ID Code:601
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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