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Regulation (EEC) No. 834/2007
European Union regulation
Title Council Regulation (EEC) No. 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91
Made by European Commission
Made under Art. 43 TEC
Date made 2007-06-28
Other legislation
Replaces (EEC) No. 2092/91
Amended by No. 889/2008
Current legislation
Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91
European Union regulation
Title 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
Made by European Commission
Made under Art. 43 TEC
Journal reference OJ L 198, 1991-07-22, p. 1–15
Date made 1991-06-24
Other legislation
Amended by (EC) No. 1804/1999
Replaced by (EC) No. 834/2007

The "International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), which is an association of about 800 member organizations in 119 countries.

In 1999 it was supplemented by regulation (EC) No. 1804/1999, which regulates the raising, labelling and inspection of the most relevant animal species (i.e. cattle, sheep, goats, horses and poultry). This agreement covers such issues as foodstuffs, disease prevention and veterinary treatments, animal welfare, husbandry practices and the management of manure. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products derived from GMOs are explicitly excluded from organic production methods.

The regulation No. 834/2007 is replacing the earlier 2092/91 regulation.[1] The regulation No. 889/2008 would supplement the breeding of animal species and the regulation No. 1235/2008 also regulates the import of ecologically grown agricultural products from third countries.

In July 2010 a new organic food that meet the criteria of the EU Eco regulation. The regulation also states that the term biological or ecological may be used on products in the EU if the product consists of at least 95% ingredients from EU regulated organic food.

See also

  • National Organic Program, the equivalent regulation in the United States


  1. ^ "on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91". The Council of the European Union. 28 June 2007. 

External links

  • EU information on organic farming
  • Profile on EU Organic
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