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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Organic operators’ lists publicly available from January 1st, 2013

Organic operators’ lists publicly available from January 1st, 2013 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 426/2011, published on May 2nd, 2011, introduces the obligation of the Member States to maintain a publicly available record of all Organic Operators updated every year. The lists shall also be available on the Internet and they will at least include the names and addresses of the operators with documentary evidence that they are subject to the control...
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530 days and still counting…

The new Regulations (EC) 834/2007 and 889/2008 for Organic Farming were set into force from January 1st, 2009 and European Member States were obligated to adjust their National Legislation accordingly. Greece of course is a different case. The Ministry of Rural Development and Food (Directorate of Organic Farming) is still struggling to finalize the new Ministerial Decision which will cover the...
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