Thursday, July 1, 2010

Organic food “Euro-Leaf” label comes into force tomorrow

"New EU rules on organic food labelling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, enter into force tomorrow.

The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the necessary standards. Other private, regional or national logos will continue to appear alongside the EU label.

The logo stays optional for non-packed and imported organic products. In addition to the logo, the new labelling rules also include the compulsory indications of place of farming of the products' ingredients and code number of the body that had been in charge of the controls. "

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