Organic Rules and Certification

Collection of wild plants, buffer zones - Italian Organic Standards 2005

Triantafyllidis, Alessandro (2006) Collection of wild plants, buffer zones - Italian Organic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

For harvest of wild and spontaneous growing products, the Italian Organic Standards (IOS) requires that collection areas shall be located at a distance of at least 100 m from conventionally run fields and 200 m from high-traffic roads. Regarding the the distance from other pollution sources, the inspection and certification body shall establish the minimum distance on a case-by-case basis.

Difference

Italian Organic Standards detail distances required between collection areas and pollution sources. Whereas, EU Regulation 2092/91 is less detailed on wild and spontaneous growing products.

Justification

Harvesting of wild and spontaneous growing products such as mushrooms and medicinal herbs, are an important production in many Italian regions. As a consequence a set of more detailed rules are needed to avoid misinterpretation.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Collection of wild plants - Annex I A4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Collection from the wild (plants and animals)
Country/Standard: Europe > Italy > PrivateStandardName_A
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:705
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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