The new EU Organic Mark will be used on July 1, 2010 for mandatory use in all pre-packaged organic products produced by all EU Member States and comply with relevant standards. For imported products, you can choose to use this organic logo. Other private, regional or other national labels are allowed to be used in conjunction with this logo. The EU will revise the Organic Agriculture Ordinance in the next few weeks and add a new organic label to the Supplement.
The EU Organic Agriculture Ordinance clearly states that food or processed foods must contain at least 95% of the agricultural ingredients from organic farming or bio-farms that can be labeled "organic". The EU not only strictly prohibits the use of any synthetic fertilizers and artificial chemical plant protectants in all organic production, nor does it use any artificial additives during the processing process, and take specific stringent measures such as various types of land Active ingredients to enhance the interaction between soil and agricultural products. In addition, the EU Organic Agriculture Ordinance further requires the cultivator to maintain the overall concept of the natural cycle in the farming process, making the farm into a natural cycle and life, self-sufficient ecosystem to maintain the high energy of agricultural products With pure pollution. At the same time organic production also prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and products produced with genetically modified organisms, GMO-containing products are not allowed to be organic signs.
The EU Organic Farming logo gives consumers confidence in the source and quality of their food and beverages. If you use the EU organic certification mark on the product, it means that the product is in full compliance with the provisions of the European Union for organic farming, belonging to organic products. For processed foods, it means that at least 95% of the ingredients are organic. The new logo will indicate the coding of the control organization and the source of the product. At the same time, the new logo will indicate the coding of the control organization and the source of the product raw material to provide consumers with more safety information.
The old version of the EU organic signs gradually disappear. The first edition of the European Organic Certification Mark was introduced in the 1990s. Unlike the new version, the manufacturer may decide whether or not to use the logo.
The new EU organic certification mark is often referred to as the "leaf of Europe". It symbolizes the organic combination of Europe (the stars on the EU flag) and nature (green leaves).