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Contamination, reducing, storage and transport - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Contamination, reducing, storage and transport - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

All contact with forbidden products should be avoided. This means that it is not allowed to store or transport the organic product in storage places or trucks where products are being used / have been used that are not mentioned in annex VI part A.

Difference

SKAL interprets the rule in a way that all prevention methods should be taken to avoid any risk of contamination, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not mention possible prevention methods. See EU Rule Text: Article 5 part 3 c), d) and part 5 d), e): The product contains no other products of non-agricultural origin, as mentioned in annex VI, part a"

Justification

It seems easier to inspect the methods of storage and transport, than the contamination itself. Also because the contamination check can be too late (the product may be contaminated already).

EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Units for preparation of plant and livestock products - Annex III B
Labelling and claims - Art.5
Annex VI. Processing > Ingredients of non-agricultural origin - Annex VI A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Non-permitted inputs (pesticides, etc)
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Environment contaminants (heavy metals etc)
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Protection against contamination
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:88
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:48

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