New EU Organic Wine Regulation

New EU Organic Wine Regulation The European Commission published on the 9th March 2012 the new Implementing Regulation (EU) 203/2012 amending Regulation (EC) 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the production of Organic Wine. The new rules shall apply from the 1st August 2012. Up to now, the organic wine sector had no rules governing the wine-making process, therefore the only claim that could be used on the labeling or...
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Mutual recognition of organic products between EU and USA

Mutual recognition of organic products between EU and USA On February 15, 2012 the new Implementing Regulation 126/2012 was published, as regards the terms of imports of organic products from the United States of America. According to the new regulation, implementing Regulation 1235/2008 as regards imports of organic products from Third Countries, products imported from USA as equivalent and under an equivalent control system shall be plant and animal...
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List of Control Bodies for Organic Products in Third Countries made public

List of Control Bodies for Organic Products in Third Countries made public On December 7, 2011 Implementing Regulation (EU) 1267/2011 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The new Regulation is amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries. The European Commission published the list of...
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IFOAM EU: Guidelines for pesticide residue contaminations on organic food

IFOAM EU: Guidelines for pesticide residue contaminations on organic food The IFOAM EU Group has published the first edition of the “Guideline for Pesticide Residue Contaminations for International Trade in Organic”. The guideline provides strong support for organic trading and processing companies on how to deal with this difficult topic. More importantly it provides a practical approach that companies can use to help them in the communication with their suppliers...
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Canadian Organic Control System recognized by European Commission

Canadian Organic Control System recognized by European Commission Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 590/2011, published on June 20th, 2011, includes Canada in the list of third countries with Organic Production Rules and Control Systems equivalent to the European Union’s and approves new certification bodies for several Third Countries already listed. The Implementing Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 1235/2008 “laying down detailed rules for...
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