Food Law News - EU - 1996

1 August 1996: Commission Weekly Information (Organic livestock farming)

Extract from Commission Weekly Bulletin - 1 August 1996

Organic Livestock Farming

Livestock farmers would be able to market their produce in the EU in line with recognised organic standards, under a Regulation proposed by the Commission this week. It also includes strict labelling and qualilty rules to avoid abuse of the term "organic" and to increase consumer confidence. The measures would cover the main apsects of the animal production process for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and bees.

It is assumed that the proposal would supplement the measures already in place which largely cover crops other than animals. More details will be provided when available.

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