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Animal fodder, general requirements - US NOP 2002

Huber, Beate (2006) Animal fodder, general requirements - US NOP 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

§ 205.237 Livestock feed. (a) The producer of an organic livestock operation must provide livestock with a total feed ration composed of agricultural products, including pasture and forage that are organically produced and if applicable organically handled: In exception those nonsynthetic substances and synthetic substances allowed under § 205.603 may be used as feed additives and supplements.

Difference

US require 100 % organic feed (except for approved feed additives and approved synthetic inert ingredients and milk replacer in case of an emergency). EU Regulation 2092/91 allows feed from conventional sources 5 % for herbivores and up to 15 % for other species until 2007 with a decreasing share until 2011. From 2012 onwards EU also require 100 % organic feed. EU specifies feed formula per species, US does not. EU requires that for herbivores at least 50 % of the feed must come from the farm unit itself or a cooperating farm, whereas US does not.

Justification

No justification was available.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed materials - Annex II C
Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed additives, other substances used in animal nutrition/feedingstuff - Annex II D
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Country/Standard:USA
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:780
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:06 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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