Organic Rules and Certification

Milk for offsprings - Int IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Milk for offsprings - Int IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Young stock from mammals should be provided with maternal milk or organic milk from their own species, and should be only weaned after a minimum time that takes into account the natural behaviour of the relevant animal species. Operators may provide non-organic milk when organic milk is not available. (5.6.8 )

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 requires strict limits before weaning, whereas IFOAM rules the matter in a more general way.

Justification

The immune system of the calve is strengthened by antibodies contained in the mothers milk. Via interaction of the calves salvia with the udder the immune system of the mother may even respond to infections of the calve and release adequate antibodies with the milk.

EU Regulation

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:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:830
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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