Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, polluted soil - NL SKAL Standard 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Conversion, polluted soil - NL SKAL Standard 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

When the soil is chemically polluted, Skal will extend the period of conversion for as long as necessary to have no residues in the products.

Difference

Skal is more precise then the EU Regulation 2092/91 by defining when and how they will extend the period of conversion in cases of polluted soil. The EU rule Text ("Annex I, part a) 1.3) only mentions that the "the inspection authority or body may, with the approval of the competent authority, decide, in certain cases, to extend the conversion period beyond the period laid down in paragraph 1.1 having regard to previous parcel use."

Justification

The risk of remaining residues in the soil from former use is seen as a justification to extend the conversion period.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1

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)
Conversion > Conversion planning
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:95
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:54

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