Blog: Dean BestEU organic regulations get the thumbs up

Dean Best | 13 June 2007

News that European politicians have agreed on EU regulations surrounding the production and labelling of organic food has received a warm response from the industry today (13 June).

The legislation has been drawn up in response to criticism that organic food producers in different parts of the EU are acting under different guidelines.

Importantly, standardised practices will cut through the great deal of consumer confusion that has arisen from having different national standards throughout the EU member states.

At the moment, the official EU organic farming label is not compulsory and due to differences in national standards, there has been some confusion among consumers.

Under the new legislation, carrying an EU organic logo will be mandatory, although national logos can still be used.

These new EU regulations should stand the organic sector in good stead. Sales of organic products are rising. And, with more consumers flocking to organic for health, dietary and ethical reasons, they can have greater confidence that what they are eating meets their expectations – and meets strict EU criteria on how organic food can be produced.


BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

BLOG

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....

BLOG

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....

BLOG

FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?