Organic Rules and Certification

Plant processing, viticulture - Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2006) Plant processing, viticulture - Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

When wine is produced from organically grown grapes, resource and energy intensive procedures are to be avoided. Organic waste resulting from wine production must be recycled and returned to the soil. Waste water must not cause environmental pollution. The Bio Austria General Standard allows 3 oenological practices and describes positive lists for treating agents for must, wine and also for cleaning and disinfection. In addition there are rules for packaging and labelling.

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is detailed concerning wine processing, while the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover wine processing.

Justification

n case of wine of organic grapes there is a lack of legal rules within the EU Regulation. The declaration of wine needs to describe the oenological practices. This creates transparency and ensures consumer confidence.

EU Regulation

Annex VI. Processing > Processing aids and other products - Annex VI B
Annex VI. Processing > Ingredients of non-agricultural origin - Annex VI A
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Product handling, storage, processing, transportation and packaging - not in EC Reg > Special product group processing standards
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Special plant production standards - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Perennial crops > Wine production
Processing > Specific processing rules for product groups
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:767
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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