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Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs (repealed)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Scope

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  3. Definitions

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  4. Labelling

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  5. Rules of production

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    2. Article 6a.. . . . . . . . . ....

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  6. Inspection system

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  7. Indication that products are covered by the inspection scheme

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  8. General enforcement measures

    1. Article 10 a.. . . . . . . . . ....

  9. Imports from third countries

    1. Article 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

  10. Free movement within the Community

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  11. Administrative provisions and implementation

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    4. Article 15a.. . . . . . . . . ....

    5. Article 16.. . . . . . . . . ....

  12. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC PRODUCTION AT FARM LEVEL

      1. A. PLANT AND PLANT PRODUCTS

        1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 1.2. However, the inspection authority or body may decide, in agreement...

        3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 1.4. In the case of parcels which have already been converted...

        5. 2.1. The fertility and the biological activity of the soil must...

        6. 2.2. Other organic or mineral fertilisers, mentioned in Annex II, may,...

        7. 2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 2.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 3. Pests, diseases and weeds shall be controlled by a combination...

        10. 4. The collection of edible plants and parts thereof, growing naturally...

        11. 5. . . . . . . . . . ....

        12. 5.1. farmyard manure and animal excrements (including the products referred to...

        13. 5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        15. 5.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 5.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Animals and animal products

      3. B. LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS FROM THE FOLLOWING SPECIES: BOVINE (INCLUDING...

        1. 1. General principles

          1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 1.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 1.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 1.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 1.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

          8. 1.8. By way of a second derogation from this principle, animals...

        2. 2. Conversion

          1. 2.1. Conversion of land associated with organic livestock production

            1. 2.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 2.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 2.2. Conversion of livestock and livestock products

            1. 2.2.1. If livestock products are to be sold as organic products,...

            2. 2.2.2. By derogation from paragraph 2.2.1 and for the constitution of...

          3. 2.3. Simultaneous conversion

            1. 2.3.1. By derogation from paragraphs 2.2.1, 4.2 and 4.4 if there...

        3. 3. Origin of the animals

          1. 3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 3.4. By way of a second derogation, when a herd or...

          5. 3.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 3.6. By way of a third derogation, the renewal or reconstitution...

          7. 3.7. Notwithstanding the provisions laid down in points 3.4. and 3.6.,...

          8. 3.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

          9. 3.9. . . . . . . . . . ....

          10. 3.10. These percentages may be increased, up to 40 % following...

          11. 3.11. . . . . . . . . . ....

          12. 3.12. . . . . . . . . . ....

          13. 3.13. . . . . . . . . . ....

          14. 3.14. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 4. Feed

          1. 4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 4.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 4.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 4.4. Until 31 December 2008, up to 50 % of the...

          5. 4.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 4.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 4.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

          8. 4.8. By way of derogation from paragraph 4.2, the use of...

          9. 4.9. . . . . . . . . . ....

          10. 4.10. . . . . . . . . . ....

          11. 4.10. . . . . . . . . . ....

          12. 4.11. . . . . . . . . . ....

          13. 4.12. . . . . . . . . . ....

          14. 4.13. . . . . . . . . . ....

          15. 4.14. . . . . . . . . . ....

          16. 4.15. . . . . . . . . . ....

          17. 4.16. . . . . . . . . . ....

          18. 4.17. . . . . . . . . . ....

          19. 4.18. . . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 5. Disease prevention and veterinary treatment

          1. 5.1. Disease prevention in organic livestock production shall be based on...

          2. 5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 5.4. The use of veterinary medicinal products in organic farming shall...

          5. 5.5. In addition to the above principles, the following rules shall...

          6. 5.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 5.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

          8. 5.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 6. Husbandry management practices, transport and identification of livestock products

          1. 6.1. Husbandry practices

            1. 6.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 6.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 6.1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

            4. 6.1.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            5. 6.1.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

            6. 6.1.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

            7. 6.1.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

            8. 6.1.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

            9. 6.1.9. For poultry, the minimum age at slaughter shall be:

          2. 6.2. Transport

            1. 6.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 6.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 6.3. Identification of livestock products

            1. 6.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 7. Livestock manure

          1. 7.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 7.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 7.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 7.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 7.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 7.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 7.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 8. Free range areas and livestock housing

          1. 8.1. General principles

            1. 8.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 8.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 8.2. Stocking densities and the avoidance of over grazing

            1. 8.2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 8.2.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 8.2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

            4. 8.2.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            5. 8.2.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 8.3. Mammals

            1. 8.3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 8.3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 8.3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

            4. 8.3.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            5. 8.3.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

            6. 8.3.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

            7. 8.3.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

            8. 8.3.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 8.4. Poultry

            1. 8.4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 8.4.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 8.4.3. Buildings for all poultry must meet the following minimum conditions:...

            4. 8.4.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

            5. 8.4.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

            6. 8.4.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

            7. 8.4.7. Notwithstanding the provisions laid down in points 8.4.2 and 8.4.5,...

          5. 8.5. General derogation on the housing of livestock

            1. 8.5.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

            2. 8.5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

            3. 8.5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

      4. C. BEEKEEPING AND BEEKEEPING PRODUCTS

        1. 1. General principles

          1. 1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2. Conversion period

          1. 2.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 3. Origin of the bees

          1. 3.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 3.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 3.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 3.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 3.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 3.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 4. Siting of the apiaries

          1. 4.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 4.2. The siting of the apiaries must:

        5. 5. Feed

          1. 5.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 5.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 5.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 5.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 5.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 5.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 5.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 6. Disease prevention and veterinary treatments

          1. 6.1. Disease prevention in beekeeping shall be based on the following...

          2. 6.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 6.3. The use of veterinary medicinal products in beekeeping which complies...

          4. 6.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 6.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 6.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 6.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 7. Husbandry management practices and identification

          1. 7.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 7.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 7.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 7.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 7.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 7.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 7.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

          8. 7.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 8. Characteristics of hives and materials used in beekeeping

          1. 8.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 8.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 8.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 8.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 8.5. . . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 8.6. . . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 8.7. . . . . . . . . . ....

    2. ANNEX II

      1. Part A Fertilizers and soil conditioners

      2. B. PESTICIDES

        1. 1. Products for plant protection

          1. I. Substances of crop or animal origin

          2. II. Microorganisms used for biological pest and disease control

          3. III. Substances to be used in traps and/or dispensers

          4. IIIa Preparations to be surface-spread between cultivated plants

          5. IV. Other substances from traditional use in organic farming

          6. V. Other substances

        2. 2. Products for pest and disease control in livestock buildings and...

      3. C. FEED MATERIALS

        1. 1. Feed materials from plant origin

          1. 1.1. Cereals, grains, their products and by-products. Only the following substances...

          2. 1.2. Oil seeds, oil fruits, their products and by-products. Only the...

          3. 1.3. Legume seeds, their product and by-products. Only the following substances...

          4. 1.4. Tuber, roots, their products and by-products. Only the following substances...

          5. 1.5. Other seeds and fruits, their products and by-products. Only the...

          6. 1.6. Forages and roughages. Only the following substances are included in...

          7. 1.7. Other plants, their products and by-products. Only the following substances...

          8. 1.8. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 2. Feed materials from animal origin

          1. 2.1. Milk and milk products. Only the following substances are included...

          2. 2.2. Fish, other marine animals, their products and by-products. Only the...

          3. 2.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 3. Feed materials from mineral origin

      4. D. FEED ADDITIVES, CERTAIN SUBSTANCES USED IN ANIMAL NUTRITION (DIRECTIVE 82/471/EEC)...

        1. 1. Feed additives

          1. 1.1. Trace elements. Only the following substances are included in this...

          2. 1.2. Vitamins, provitamins and chemically well-defined substances having a similar effect....

          3. 1.3. Enzymes. Only the following substances are included in this category:...

          4. 1.4. Microorganisms. Only the following microorganisms are included in this category:...

          5. 1.5. Preservatives. Only the following substances are included in this category:...

          6. 1.6. Binders, anti-caking agents and coagulants. Only the following substances are...

          7. 1.7. Antioxidant substances. Only the following substances are included in this...

          8. 1.8. Silage additives. Only the following substances are included in this...

        2. 2. Certain products used in animal nutrition

        3. 3. Processing aids used in feedingstuffs

          1. 3.1. Processing aids for silage. Only the following substances are included...

      5. E. PRODUCTS AUTHORISED FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS AND...

      6. F. OTHER PRODUCTS

    3. ANNEX III

      MINIMUM INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES UNDER THE INSPECTION SCHEME REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 8 AND 9

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. . . . . . . . . . ....

      3. GENERAL PROVISIONS

        1. 1. Minimum inspection requirements

        2. 2. Implementation

        3. 3. Initial inspection

        4. 4. Communications

        5. 5. Inspection visits

        6. 6. Documentary accounts

        7. 7. Packaging and transport of products to other operators or units...

        8. 7a. Reception of products from other units and other operators

        9. 8. Storage of products

        10. 9. Products suspected not to satisfy the requirements of the Regulation...

        11. 10. Access to facilities

        12. 11. Exchange of information

      4. SPECIFIC PROVISIONS

        1. A. Production of plants, plant products, livestock and/or livestock products

          1. A.1. Plants and plant products from farm production or collection

            1. 1. Initial inspection

            2. 2. Communications

            3. 3. Several production units run by the same operator

          2. A.2. Livestock and livestock products produced by animal husbandry

            1. 1. Initial inspection

            2. 2. Identification of livestock

            3. 3. Livestock records

            4. 4. Several production units run by the same operator

            5. 5. Other requirements

        2. B. Units for preparation of plant and livestock products and foodstuffs...

          1. 1. Initial inspection

          2. 2. Preparation units handling also products not from organic production

          3. 3. Packaging and transport of products to preparation units

        3. C. Imports of plants, plant products, livestock, livestock products and foodstuffs...

          1. 1. Initial inspection

            1. Importers

            2. First consignee

          2. 2. Documentary accounts

          3. 3. Information on imported consignments

          4. 4. Importers and first consignees handling also products not from organic...

          5. 5. Inspection visits

          6. 6. Reception of products from a third country

        4. D. Units involved in the production, preparation or import of products...

          1. Initial inspection

        5. E. Units preparing animal feedingstuffs, compound feedingstuffs and feed materials

          1. 1. Initial inspection

          2. 2. Documentary accounts

          3. 3. Preparation units

          4. 4. Inspection visits

          5. 5. Transporting products to other production/preparation units or storage premises

          6. 6. Receipt of products

    4. ANNEX IV

      INFORMATION TO BE NOTIFIED AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE 8 (1) (a)

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    5. ANNEX V

      1. PART A: INDICATION THAT PRODUCTS ARE COVERED BY THE INSPECTION SCHEME

      2. PART B: COMMUNITY LOGO

        1. B.1. Conditions with regard to the presentation and use of the...

          1. B.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. B.1.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. B.1.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        2. B.2. Models

        3. B.3. Indications to be inserted in the Community logo

          1. B.3.1. Single indications:

          2. B.3.2. Combination of two indications:

        4. B.4. Graphic manual

          1. 1. INTRODUCTION

          2. 2. GENERAL USE OF THE LOGO

            1. 2.1. COLOURED LOGO (reference colours)

            2. 2.2. SINGLE-COLOUR LOGO: LOGO IN BLACK AND WHITE

            3. 2.3. CONTRAST WITH BACKGROUND COLOURS

            4. 2.4. TYPOGRAPHY

            5. 2.5. LANGUAGE

            6. 2.6. REDUCTION SIZES

            7. 2.7. PARTICULAR CONDITIONS TO USE THE LOGO

          3. 3. ORIGINAL BROMIDES

            1. 3.1. TWO-COLOUR SELECTION

            2. 3.2. OUTLINES

            3. 3.3. SINGLE-COLOUR: LOGO IN BLACK AND WHITE

            4. 3.4. COLOUR SAMPLE SHEETS

    6. ANNEX VI

      1. INTRODUCTION

      2. GENERAL PRINCIPLES

        1. SECTION A — INGREDIENTS OF NON-AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN (REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 5(3)(c) AND...

          1. A.1. Food additives, including carriers

          2. A.2. Flavourings within the meaning of Directive 88/388/EEC

          3. A.3. Water and salt

          4. A.4. Micro-organism preparations

          5. A.5. Minerals (trace elements included), vitamins, aminoacids and other nitrogen compounds...

          6. A.6. Use of certain colours for stamping products

        2. SECTION B — PROCESSING AIDS AND OTHER PRODUCTS, WHICH MAY BE USED FOR...

        3. SECTION C — INGREDIENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN PRODUCED ORGANICALLY,...

          1. C.1. Unprocessed vegetable products as well as products derived therefrom by...

          2. C.2. Vegetable products, processed by processes as referred to under definition...

          3. C.3. Animal products:

    7. ANNEX VII

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    8. ANNEX VIII

      Minimum surface areas indoors and outdoors and other characteristics of housing in the different species and types of production

      1. 1. BOVINES, OVINE AND PIGS

      2. 2. POULTRY

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