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COMMISSION RELEASES FAQ ON ORGANIC FOOD

Jan 01, 2020

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive guide compiling frequently asked questions on the application of EU regulations regarding organic products. The collection of questions and answers covers the scope of  the EU rules on organic foods as well as the production, labelling, official controls and certification of organic foods.

The Commission clarifies that food supplements produced from agricultural ingredients can comply with Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and accordingly be – labelled as – organic. However, it considers that food supplements produced from vitamins and minerals do not fall within the organic products Regulation’s scope. Further, the Commission holds that essential oils intended for human consumption may qualify as organic. Cosmetics on the other hand, not intended to eaten, cannot be certified as organic under the EU rules which apply solely to food and feed.

EU Commission - Frequently asked questions on organic rules (8 October 2019) - link

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