Organic Rules and Certification

Parallel production, livestock - UK Compendium 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Parallel production, livestock - UK Compendium 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Where they are present on the same farm, non-organic livestock must be reared on units clearly separated from organic livestock, they must be of different species, and organic livestock enterprises or holdings must be kept physically, financially, and operationally separate from non organic enterprises or holdings. Compendium of UK Organic Standards, Annex IB, Paragraph 1.6

Difference

The UK Compendium contains further detail to the EU Regulation 2092/91. UK Compendium requires that organic livestock enterprises or holdings must be kept physically, financially, and operationally separate from non-organic enterprises or holdings. Both EU Standards and UK Compendium require that organic livestock be reared in land parcels and buildings separate from non-organic livestock on the same holding and be of different species.

Justification

The additional UK Compendium text aims to ensure that organic livestock holdings and enterprises are kept entirely separate from non-organic holdings and enterprises. This helps to verify the organic status of livestock products, and it helps maintain biosecurity of organic livestock units. Livestock traceability, organic verification, and biosecurity are particular concerns in UK after recent national livestock health problems, such as BSE and Foot & Mouth Disease. Biosecurity may also help to reduce the occurrence of other endemic livestock diseases.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > General principles - Annex I B1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Organic integrity
Animal husbandry
Inspection and certification > Quality assurance, internal procedures of companies
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:70
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Deposited On:27 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:34

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