Organic Rules and Certification

Collection of wild plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate and Deeken, Wiebke (2005) Collection of wild plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Wild grown plants collected for human consumption can be labelled with the BIOLAND trademark and the indicated as from wild collection, when; the area of collection has not been contaminated, is clearly defined, registered and (in general) situated in a region that is attended by BIOLAND, and the extraction of the plants does not negatively affect the local ecosystem. BIOLAND certified products from wild collection must be clearly labelled as such. (Bioland production standards, 3.10 Wild Collection)


The BIOLAND provisions are more specific and require the collection area to be free from the direct influence of any sources of pollution. BIOLAND labelling requirements are also more detailed than under EU Regulation 2092/91 where there is no specific provision for the labelling of organic products collected from wild collection.


To ensure the innocuousness and high quality of BIOLAND products. To increase transparency for the consumer.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Collection of wild plants - Annex I A4
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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Labelling provisions
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs
Collection from the wild (plants and animals)
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:635
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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