Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2006) Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Bio Austria has the following restrictions of the products of annex II C and D.: Annex II C 1 Feed materials from plant origin: Following species as grains or kernels and/or by-products are not allowed 1.1. rice, millet, sorghum; 1.2. cotton, sesame, palm, olives, vegetable oils; 1.3. chickpeas, ervil, broad beans vetches; 1.4. potato, sweet potato, manioc. 1.5. All products of annex II C 1.5. are not allowed. 1.6. As forages and roughages only the following conventional feeds are permitted: o alfalfa grass meal, clover grass meal, grass meal o only after procurement of additional fields, as the harvest of newly acquired acreage: alfalfa, clover, green forage, hay, silage, grain straw as green forage and roughage. 1.7. Molasses is allowed as binding agent only; all other products are not allowed. 2 Only the following feed material from animal origin are permitted: 2.1. Curd and sour milk are allowed only from organic origin. 2.2. All products of annex II C 2.2. (products of aquaculture) are not allowed. 2.3. Eggs and egg products for use as poultry feed are allowed only from organic origin. In Annex II D the following products are not allowed: 1.3. Enzymes 3.1. Cereal flour and molasses

Difference

The list of admitted fodder from conventionl sources is more restricted by Bio Austria General Standard when compared to the EU Regulation 2092/91 annex II C.

Justification

The main reason for reduction is to create high consumer confidence . There is a historical point too. The list of conventional feed in the Austrian Codex Alimentarius was very short in the past before 1999. Therefore it should also be continued in the future. Some products are not relevant in Austria (f. e. seed of cotton or palm kernels).

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: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:867
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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