Organic Rules and Certification

Free range conditions, access - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Free range conditions, access - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Swiss ordinance Program for regular free-range of livestock must be met, which requires extended free range on pasture.

Difference

While Bio Suisse follows a set minimal number of days per month for animals to be at pasture, EU Regulation 2092/91 requires access to pasture in a general manner. Furthermore access to outdoor run is also mandatory in winter time according to Bio Suisse.

Justification

From an ethological point of view regular access to outdoor areas is seen as essential need for livestock.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Outdoor access
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:68
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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