New implementing Regulation – changes to the Organic Control System in EU

New implementing Regulation – changes to the Organic Control System in EU The European Commission published on April 30th, 2013 the new implementing regulation (EU) 392/2013 which affects the Organic Control System in the European Union. The new implementing regulation inserts new elements in the control system aiming at further securing the efficiency of controls and the organic integrity of the certified products. The most significant changes can be summarized to the...
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Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture

Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture Organic farming and production play a significant economic role in the EU’s agricultural landscape. They can provide a market-oriented alternative for agricultural producers wishing to respond to the increasing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly products. Under the Common Agricultural Policy, organic production is supported by European financial support, policies and laws. This approach...
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Organic veg boxes by TESCO

Organic veg boxes by TESCO TESCO the biggest retailer in UK made recently a rather unespected business move. They started delivering fresh organic produce under the Soil & Seed trademark. The service is currently available only for the greater London area and if all turns out well the company is expected to offer the service to other UK major cities. This act could be interpreted as an answer to a new turn from the...
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Conference on Organic Food Processing

Conference on Organic Food Processing After a very successful inaugural event last year the IFOAM EU Group organises its 2nd Conference on organic food processing in co-operation with AoeL and FiBL Germany. The conference will be held between November 26 and 27, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. During the first conference participants discussed the current state of play and the development of organic processing rules and practices, with a...
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Organic products & mass catering

Organic products & mass catering The European Commission recently published a report to the European Parliament setting out the experience of the 3 year application of the new Regulation (EC) 834/2007 on Organic Farming and Organic Products. Among other issues, the document refers to the new EU logo for organic products, the Regulation for organic wines, genetically modified organisms and organic farming, certification for...
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