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Contamination, preventing, contaminated areas - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Contamination, preventing, contaminated areas - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Areas that are contaminated with harmful substances from the environment or from previous use of the area cannot be used for the production of BIOLAND food products (Bioland article 3.2 Location and 7.10 Contamination tests).

Difference

The BIOLAND standard has an specific provision, which is not in the EU Regulation 2092/91, regarding the handling of contaminated areas, but there is just a general statement about the possibility for the authorities to prolonge the conversion period for certain areas taking into account the prior use.

Justification

To guarantee the innocuousness of BIOLAND products.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Contamination with pesticides/GMO
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Plants or plant products - Annex III A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture
Conversion > Conversion planning
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Residues limits
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Environment contaminants (heavy metals etc)
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Protection against contamination
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:607
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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