EC report on application of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007
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The European Commission has published their report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labeling products. Already when conceiving the Regulation, the Council pointed at the dynamic evolution of the organic sector and asked for a future review of a number of issues. The Regulation specified in its Article 41 which particular issues must be reviewed:
(a) The scope of the Regulation itself, in particular as regards organic food prepared by mass caterers;
(b) The prohibition on the use of GMOs, including the availability of products not produced by GMOs, the vendor declaration, the feasibility of specific tolerance thresholds and their impact on the organic sector;
(c) The functioning of the internal market and controls system, assessing in particular that the established practices do not lead to unfair competition or barriers to the production and marketing of organic products.
With this report the Commission takes stock of the experience gained by the application of the Regulation from 1st January 2009, when it started to apply, focusing on the three main subjects set out above. In addition, it highlights some other important issues under discussion with the Member States and stakeholders. The full report is available here: European Commission
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