In the European Union, ORGANIC PRODUCTION is regulated by Regulation EC n. 834/2007, Regulation EC n. 889/2008 and Regulation EC n. 1235/2008.
You can download the consolidated version of the 3 regulations from below:
REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91.
REGULATION (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.
REGULATION (EC) No 1235/2008 of 8 December 2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries.
REGULATION (EU) 2016/673 of 29 April 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.
REGULATION 1584/2018 amending the Reg. CE 889/08, where among other things the enrichment of products falling under directive 141/2006 and 125/2006 is defined (baby food). Reg. 1554/18 includes important changes also in the wine sector. In this case, it incorporates some amendments to Reg. 606/2009 based on the positive opinion of the specific EGTOP in the wine sector. Therefore the Annex VIII bis has been changed.
It is possible to download further documentation at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/advanced-search-form.html
Besides Europe, each Country has its specific Regulation for the production and processing of organic products. Some Regulations are considered equivalent to EU Regulation so that organic products can be traded easily. While other Regulations are not equivalent and to trade organic products, operators should comply with more than one Regulation.
|ITALY||National Information System on Organic Farming (SINAB)|
|U.S.A.||USDA-National Organic Program|
For other Standards or detailed information about the Regulation of a specific country, please contact the HEAD OFFICE in Italy or your nearest local office.