Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed, hens - AT Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006

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

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Summary

Organic farms which deliver products to a “Bio Austria Marketing Project” have to fulfill further hen feeding restrictions in addition to the general standard of Bio Austria. Conventional feed components are forbidden except the following for which insufficient quantities are available from organic Austrian origin; sugar beet pulp, expeller of rape seed, linseed, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed, potato protein, maize gluten, brewer’s yeast and molasses (only as binding agent).

Difference

The BA Special Market Rules 2006 restrict the amount of some feed as they allow only sugar beet pulp, expeller of rape seed, linseed, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed, potato protein, brewer’s yeast and molasses (only as binding agent) as conventional feed from the list of annex II C of the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

The main reason for reduction is to create high consumer confidence. Another reason is to minimise the risks of GMO contamination.

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 Market rules
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:883
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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