Organic Rules and Certification

All differences in one table by EU regulation

  • EC Council Regulation No. 2092/91
    • Annex VI. Processing
      • Ingredients if agriculture origin which have not been produced organically - Annex VI C
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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Labelling claims, processed products - Nature et Progrès Standards 2005
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All the ingredients of agricultural origin in a product must be organic, with two exceptions : wild gathered/collected fruits and environment-friendly fisheries.
Nature et Progrès standards have additional requirements to EU Regulation 2092/91. Nature et Progrès standards require that all the ingredients of agricultural origin in a product must be organic (except wild gathered/collected fruit and fish products from environment-friendly fisheries, which are not under EU Regulation), whereas EU Regulation allows 5 to 30% non-organic ingredients. Organic ingredients are widely available in France. Non-organic products may contain pesticides or GMOs. Moreover, allowing non-organic ingredients may slow down the development of organic agriculture.