Consultation outcome

Draft UK guidance on the testing procedure for prohibited substances in organic products

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Consultation on draft UK guidance on the testing procedure for prohibited substances in organic products - Summary of responses

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Summary

Organic production of food and feed in the UK and in other EU Member States is controlled by EU Regulations (Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) 889/2008)

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Addendum covering letter

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Draft guidance note to operators – Addendum

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Consultation letter

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Draft guidance note to organic control bodies

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Draft guidance note to operators

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List of consultees

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Consultation description

Organic production of food and feed in the UK and in other EU Member States is controlled by EU Regulations (Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) 889/2008). The Regulations provide a framework for the testing of organic products for substances that are not allowed in organic production, but they provide little detail on the procedure that should be followed.

In order to have a testing process that is clear, fair and transparent, we have produced some draft Guidance Notes for UK organic Control Bodies and UK organic operators on the procedures that should be followed. This will ensure that a consistent approach is adopted across the UK. This consultation invites views on the draft Guidance.

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