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Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. TITLE I INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter and scope

    2. Article 2.Definitions

  3. TITLE II RULES ON PRODUCTION, PRESERVATION, PROCESSING, PACKAGING, TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 Plant Production

      1. Article 3.Soil management and fertilisation

      2. Article 4.Prohibition of hydroponic production

      3. Article 5.Pest, disease and weed management

      4. Article 6.Specific rules on mushroom production

    2. CHAPTER 1a Seaweed production

      1. Article 6a. Scope

      2. Article 6b. Suitability of aquatic medium and sustainable management plan

      3. Article 6c. Sustainable harvesting of wild seaweed

      4. Article 6d. Seaweed Cultivation

      5. Article 6e. Antifouling measures and cleaning of production equipment and facilities

    3. CHAPTER 2 Livestock production

      1. Article 7.Scope

      2. Section 1 Origin of animals

        1. Article 8.Origin of organic animals

        2. Article 9.Origin of non-organic animals

      3. Section 2 Livestock housing and husbandry practices

        1. Article 10.Rules pertaining to housing conditions

        2. Article 11.Specific housing conditions and husbandry practices for mammals

        3. Article 12.Specific housing conditions and husbandry practices for poultry

        4. Article 13.Specific requirements and housing conditions in beekeeping

        5. Article 14.Access to open air areas

        6. Article 15.Stocking density

        7. Article 16.Prohibition of landless livestock production

        8. Article 17.Simultaneous production of organic and non-organic livestock

        9. Article 18.Management of animals

      4. Section 3 Feed

        1. Article 19. Feed from own holding and other sources

        2. Article 20.Feed meeting animals' nutritional requirements

        3. Article 21.In-conversion feed

        4. Article 22. Use of certain products and substances in feed

      5. Section 4 Disease prevention and veterinary treatment

        1. Article 23.Disease prevention

        2. Article 24.Veterinary treatment

        3. Article 25.Specific rules on disease prevention and veterinary treatment in beekeeping

    4. CHAPTER 2a Aquaculture animal production

      1. Section 1 General rules

        1. Article 25a. Scope

        2. Article 25b. Suitability of aquatic medium and sustainable management plan

        3. Article 25c. Simultaneous production of organic and non-organic aquaculture animals

      2. Section 2 Origin of aquaculture animals

        1. Article 25d. Origin of organic aquaculture animals

        2. Article 25e. Origin and management of non-organic aquaculture animals

      3. Section 3 Aquaculture Husbandry practices

        1. Article 25f. General aquaculture husbandry rules

        2. Article 25g. Specific rules for aquatic containment systems

        3. Article 25h. Management of aquaculture animals

      4. Section 4 Breeding

        1. Article 25i. Prohibition of hormones

      5. Section 5 Feed for fish, crustaceans and echinodermes

        1. Article 25j. General rules on feeds

        2. Article 25k. Specific rules on feeds for carnivorous aquaculture animals

        3. Article 25l. Specific rules on feeds for certain aquaculture animals

        4. Article 25la. Specific rules on feeds for organic juveniles

        5. Article 25m. Products and substances as referred to in Article 15(1)(d)(iii) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

      6. Section 6 Specific rules for molluscs

        1. Article 25n. Growing area

        2. Article 25o. Sourcing of seed

        3. Article 25p. Management

        4. Article 25q. Cultivation rules

        5. Article 25r. Specific cultivation rules for oysters

      7. Section 7 Disease prevention and veterinary treatment

        1. Article 25s. General rules on disease prevention

        2. Article 25t. Veterinary treatments

    5. CHAPTER 3 Preserved and processed products

      1. Article 26. Rules for preserving products and for the production of processed feed and food

      2. Article 27.Use of certain products and substances in processing of food

      3. Article 27a.For the purpose of the application of Article 20(1) of...

      4. Article 28.Use of certain non-organic ingredients of agricultural origin in processing food

      5. Article 29.Authorisation of non-organic food ingredients of agricultural origin by Member State

      6. Article 29a. Specific provisions for seaweed

    6. CHAPTER 3a Specific rules for the making of wine

      1. Article 29b. Scope

      2. Article 29c. Use of certain products and substances

      3. Article 29d. Oenological practices and restrictions

    7. CHAPTER 4 Collection, packaging, transport and storage of products

      1. Article 30.Collection of products and transport to preparation units

      2. Article 31.Packaging and transport of products to other operators or units

      3. Article 32.Special rules for transporting feed to other production/preparation units or storage premises

      4. Article 32a. Transport of live fish

      5. Article 33.Reception of products from other units and other operators

      6. Article 34.Special rules for the reception of products from a third country

      7. Article 35.Storage of products

    8. CHAPTER 5 Conversion rules

      1. Article 36.Plant and plant products

      2. Article 36a. Seaweed

      3. Article 37.Specific conversion rules for land associated with organic livestock production

      4. Article 38.Livestock and livestock products

      5. Article 38a. Aquaculture animal production

    9. CHAPTER 6 Exceptional production rules

      1. Section 1 Exceptional production rules related to climatic, geographical or structural constraints in accordance with Article 22(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

        1. Article 39.Tethering of animals

        2. Article 40.Parallel production

        3. Article 41.Management of beekeeping units for the purpose of pollination

      2. Section 2 Exceptional production rules related to non-availability of organic farm inputs in accordance with Article 22(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

        1. Article 42.Use of non-organic animals

        2. Article 43. Use of non-organic protein feed of plant and animal origin for livestock

        3. Article 44.Use of non-organic beeswax

        4. Article 45.Use of seed or vegetative propagating material not obtained by the organic production method

      3. Section 3 Exceptional production rules related to specific management problems in organic livestock in accordance with Article 22(2)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

        1. Article 46.Specific management problems in organic livestock

      4. Section 3a Exceptional production rules with regard to the use of specific products and substances in the processing in accordance with Article 22(2)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

        1. Article 46a. Addition of non-organic yeast extract

      5. Section 4 Exceptional production rules related to catastrophic circumstances in accordance with Article 22(2)(f) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

        1. Article 47.Catastrophic circumstances

    10. CHAPTER 7 Seed data base

      1. Article 48.Database

      2. Article 49.Registration

      3. Article 50.Conditions for registration

      4. Article 51.Registered information

      5. Article 52.Access to information

      6. Article 53.Registration fee

      7. Article 54.Annual report

      8. Article 55.Summary report

      9. Article 56.Information upon request

  4. TITLE III LABELLING

    1. CHAPTER 1 Organic production logo of the European Union

      1. Article 57. Organic logo of the EU

      2. Article 58.Conditions for the use of the code number and place of origin

    2. CHAPTER 2 Specific labelling requirements for feed

      1. Article 59. Scope, use of trade marks and sales descriptions

      2. Article 60. Indications on processed feed

      3. Article 61.Conditions for the use of indications on processed feed

    3. CHAPTER 3 Other specific labelling requirements

      1. Article 62.In-conversion products of plant origin

  5. TITLE IV CONTROLS

    1. CHAPTER 1 Minimum control requirements

      1. Article 63.Control arrangements and undertaking by the operator

      2. Article 64.Modification of control arrangements

      3. Article 65.Control visits

      4. Article 66.Documentary accounts

      5. Article 67.Access to facilities

      6. Article 68. Documentary evidence

      7. Article 69.Vendor declaration

    2. CHAPTER 2 Specific control requirements for plants and plant products from farm production or collection

      1. Article 70.Control arrangements

      2. Article 71.Communications

      3. Article 72.Plant production records

      4. Article 73.Several production units run by the same operator

    3. CHAPTER 2a Specific control requirements for seaweed

      1. Article 73a. Control arrangements for seaweed

      2. Article 73b. Seaweed Production Records

    4. CHAPTER 3 Control requirements for livestock and livestock products produced by animal husbandry

      1. Article 74.Control arrangements

      2. Article 75.Identification of livestock

      3. Article 76.Livestock records

      4. Article 77.Control measures on veterinary medicinal products for livestock

      5. Article 78.Specific control measures on beekeeping

      6. Article 79.Several production units run by the same operator

    5. CHAPTER 3a Specific control requirements for aquaculture animal production

      1. Article 79a. Control arrangements for aquaculture animal production

      2. Article 79b. Aquaculture animal production records

      3. Article 79c. Specific control visits for bivalve molluscs

      4. Article 79d. Several production units run by the same operator

    6. CHAPTER 4 Control requirements for units for preparation of plant, seaweed, livestock and aquaculture animal products and foodstuffs composed thereof

      1. Article 80.Control arrangements

    7. CHAPTER 5 Control requirements for imports of organic products from third countries

      1. Article 81.Scope

      2. Article 82.Control arrangements

      3. Article 83.Documentary accounts

      4. Article 84.Information on imported consignments

      5. Article 85.Control visits

    8. CHAPTER 6 Control requirements for units involved in the production, preparation or import of organic products and which have contracted out to third parties in part or in total the actual operations concerned

      1. Article 86.Control arrangements

    9. CHAPTER 7 Control requirements for units preparing feed

      1. Article 87.Scope

      2. Article 88.Control arrangements

      3. Article 89.Documentary accounts

      4. Article 90.Control visits

    10. CHAPTER 8 Infringements and exchange of information

      1. Article 91.Measures in case of suspicion of infringements and irregularities

      2. Article 92. Exchange of information between control authorities, control bodies and competent authorities

      3. Article 92a. Exchange of information between different Member States and the Commission

      4. Article 92b. Publication of information

    11. CHAPTER 9 Supervision by competent authorities

      1. Article 92c. Supervisory activities relating to control bodies

      2. Article 92d. Catalogue of measures in case of irregularities and infringements

      3. Article 92e. Annual inspection of control bodies

      4. Article 92f. Organic data in the multi-annual national control plan and annual report

  6. TITLE V TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE COMMISSION, TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. CHAPTER 1 Transmission of information to the Commission

      1. Article 93.Statistical information

      2. Article 94.Other information

    2. CHAPTER 2 Transitional and final provisions

      1. Article 95.Transitional measures

      2. Article 96.Repeal

      3. Article 97.Entry into force and application

  7. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      Fertilisers, soil conditioners and nutrients referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 6d(2)

      1. Note:

    2. ANNEX II

      Pesticides — Plant protection products referred to in Article 5(1)

      1. All the substances listed in this Annex have to comply...

      2. 1. Substances of plant or animal origin

      3. 2. Basic substances

      4. 3. Micro-organisms or substances produced by or derived from micro-organisms

      5. 4. Substances other than those mentioned in Sections 1, 2 and...

    3. ANNEX III

      Minimum surface areas indoors and outdoors and other characteristics of housing in the different species and types of production referred to in Article 10(4)

      1. 1. Bovines, equidae, ovine, caprine and porcine

      2. 2. Poultry

    4. ANNEX IV

      Maximum number of animals per hectare referred to in Article 15 (2)

    5. ANNEX V

      Feed materials as referred to in Article 22(d), Article 24(2) and Article 25m(1)

      1. 1. FEED MATERIALS OF MINERAL ORIGIN

      2. 2. OTHER FEED MATERIALS

    6. ANNEX VI

      Feed additives used in animal nutrition referred to in Article 22(g), Article 24(2) and Article 25m(2)

      1. Feed additives listed in this Annex must be authorised under...

      2. 1. TECHNOLOGICAL ADDITIVES

        1. (a) Preservatives

        2. (b) Antioxidants

        3. (c) Emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents

        4. (d) Binders and anti-caking agents

        5. (e) Silage additives

      3. 2. SENSORY ADDITIVES

      4. 3. NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES

        1. (a) Vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect

        2. (b) Compounds of trace elements

      5. 4. ZOOTECHNICAL ADDITIVES

    7. ANNEX VII

      Products for cleaning and disinfection

      1. 1. Products for cleaning and disinfection of buildings and installations for...

      2. 2. Products for cleaning and disinfection for aquaculture animals and seaweed...

        1. 2.1. Subject to compliance with relevant Union and national provisions as...

        2. 2.2. Subject to compliance with relevant Union and national provisions as...

    8. ANNEX VIII

      Certain products and substances for use in production of processed organic food, yeast and yeast products referred to in Article 27(1)(a) and Article 27a(a)

      1. SECTION A — FOOD ADDITIVES, INCLUDING CARRIERS

      2. SECTION B — PROCESSING AIDS AND OTHER PRODUCTS, WHICH MAY BE USED FOR PROCESSING OF INGREDIENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN FROM ORGANIC PRODUCTION

      3. SECTION C — PROCESSING AIDS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF YEAST AND YEAST PRODUCTS

    9. ANNEX VIIIa

      Products and substances authorised for use or addition in organic products of the wine sector referred to in Article 29c

    10. ANNEX IX

      Ingredients of agricultural origin which have not been produced organically referred to in Article 28

      1. 1. UNPROCESSED VEGETABLE PRODUCTS AS WELL AS PRODUCTS DERIVED THEREFROM BY...

        1. 1.1. Edible fruits, nuts and seeds:

        2. 1.2. Edible spices and herbs:

        3. 1.3. Miscellaneous:

      2. 2. VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

        1. 2.1. Fats and oils whether or not refined, but not chemically...

        2. 2.2. The following sugars, starches and other products from cereals and...

        3. 2.3. Miscellaneous:

      3. 3. ANIMAL PRODUCTS

    11. ANNEX X

      Species for which organically produced seed or seed potatoes are available in sufficient quantities and for a significant number of varieties in all parts of the Community referred to in Article 45(3)

    12. ANNEX XI

      1. A. Organic logo of the EU, referred to in Article 57...

        1. 1. The Organic logo of the EU shall comply with the...

        2. 2. The reference colour in Pantone is Green Pantone No 376...

        3. 3. The Organic logo of the EU can also be used...

        4. 4. If the background colour of the packaging or label is...

        5. 5. If a symbol is used in colour on a coloured...

        6. 6. In certain specific situations where there are indications in a...

        7. 7. The Organic logo of the EU must have a height...

        8. 8. The Organic logo of the EU may be associated with...

        9. 9. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. B. Code numbers referred to in Article 58

        1. AB-CDE-999

    13. ANNEX XII

      Model of documentary evidence to the operator according to Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 referred to in Article 68(1) of this Regulation

    14. ANNEX XIIa

      Model of complementary documentary evidence to the operator according to Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 referred to in Article 68(2) of this Regulation

    15. ANNEX XIIb

      1. Entry referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 68(2):...

      2. — In Bulgarian Животински продукти, произведени без използване на антибиотици...

    16. ANNEX XIII

      Model of a vendor declaration referred to in Article 69

    17. ANNEX XIIIa

      1. Section 1

      2. Section 2

      3. Section 3

      4. Section 4

      5. Section 5

      6. Section 6

      7. Section 7

      8. Section 7a

      9. Section 8

      10. Section 9

      11. Section 10

    18. ANNEX XIIIb

      Topics to be covered by the national competent authority in the organic data referred to in Article 92f

      1. 1. Information on the competent authority for the organic production

      2. 2. Description of the control system for organic production

      3. 3. Information on control bodies/authorities

    19. ANNEX XIIIc

      Templates for the organic data referred to under Article 92f

      1. Report on official controls in the organic sector Country: Year:...

      2. 1) Information on controls of operators:

      3. 2) Information on supervision and audits:

      4. 3) Conclusions on the control system for the organic production:

    20. ANNEX XIV

      Correlation Table referred to in Article 96

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