Organic Rules and Certification

Labelling claims, honey - Demeter International 2004

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

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Summary

n the labelling of Demeter certified honey there must be an indication regarding the definition of Demeter quality of honey: 'The special quality of Demeter honey derives from a unique, species appropriate approach to bee keeping. Due to their extensive flying range, bees cannot be expected to fly solely over biodynamically managed areas.' (DI standards for beekeeping and hive products, 10. Demeter Hive Product Identification)

Difference

The DI standard is more detailled. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require an explanation of organic honey to be published on the label.

Justification

To increase transparency for the consumer.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products
Labelling and claims - Art.5

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 fairness
ID Code:604
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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