Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, livestock and animal products - IFOAM Basic Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Conversion, livestock and animal products - IFOAM Basic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

5.2 Length of Conversion Period Where existing animals on a farm are converted to organic they should undergo a one-time minimum conversion period at least according to the following schedule: Production Conversion period · meat: 12 months · dairy: 90 days · eggs: 42 days

Difference

With the expeption that EU Regulation 2092/91 requires six months in the case of animals for milk production (and IFOAM only 90 days) , the timeframes for conversion periods for animal products are equivalent.

Justification

No justification was available.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion
Animal husbandry > Origin of animals
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:835
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:10 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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