NEW REGULATION ON ORGANIC PRODUCTION AND LABELLING APPROVED BY EU PARLIAMENT

In order to ensure the quality attributes related to organic production, the European parliament has approved the below named Regulation-proposal that would amend the current rules covering organic production and labelling. The initiative involves stricter controls on production and imports of organic produce. On the other hand, the rules intent to boost organic agriculture. It will now be possible for farms to combine both conventional and organic farming. On the other hand, safeguards are introduced to avoid potential contamination and guarantee corresponding labelling. The next step in the legislative procedure is the agreement of the Council of Ministers in order for the Regulation to enter into force and apply from 1 January 2021.

Draft Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 - link