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Organic products range from fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm to wines and cheeses aged over several years. Sales channels are equally diverse, including:
  • local organic markets
  • organic shops in rural or urban areas
  • roadside stalls in the countryside
  • direct sales at the farm where the food was produced
  • online ordering of organic boxes delivered to the door or to collection points
  • supermarkets: many are now expanding and developing their organic product ranges
  • restaurants, canteens and catering firms: a growing sector including school meals, public and private-sector canteens and cafeterias in some high-profile companies
Consumer Confidence
Wherever today's consumers choose to buy or eat organic products, they should be able to have confidence that these comply with strict EU rules. Products that do not meet these standards may not be referred to as organic or bear the EU's organic logo or a national equivalent.
This is why the EU regulation on organic farming covers not only production and processing, but also the control and labelling of organic food.
Organic farmers, processors and traders, must comply with strict EU requirements if they want to use the EU organic logo or label their products as organic.
The EU requires an equally strict control system with checks carried out at every stage of the organic chain. Every operator (farmer, processor, trader, importer or exporter) is checked at least once a year, or more often on the basis of risk assessment.
So whenever you buy organic food, you can be confident that it has been produced in accordance with strict environmental and animal welfare rules and checked accordingly.
Labelling of Organic Produce
As well as the standard list of ingredients and nutritional value figures, organic product labels should bear the name of the producer, processor or distributor who last handled the item. The name or code number of the national certification authority should also be on the label.
The name or code number of the control authority or body in the EU which checked the operator should also be on the label.


  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (excluding wine)


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Regulation to postpone the date of entry into application of regulation 2018/848 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/714 Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council Guidelines on imports of organic products into the European Union Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/427 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/464 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1584 International Accredited Certification Bodies Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries V.21 Commission Regulation (Ec) No 1235/2008 Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1842 Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council Guidance Document For The Evaluation Of The Equivalence Of Organic Producer Group Certification Schemes Applied İn Developing Countries Permitted pest control products in organic agriculture Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/269 Decision No 1_2020 of the EU-San Marino Cooperation Committee Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020_1667 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REGULATION (EU) 2020_1693 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020_2146 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/279 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1794 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/642 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/715 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/716 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/772 DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/412 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2013 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1165 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1325 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1691 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1697 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1698 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REGULATION (EU) 2016_679 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2011_540 COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) 889_2008 Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2018_848 Commission Implementing Regulation 2021/1378 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2021/1325 Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2021/772 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2119 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2246 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2306 Commision Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2325 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/913 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1973 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/708 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1006 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/760 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/771 Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1793 Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2021_2306 Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2021_2306 (Third Corrigendum for 2306) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/782 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/474 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/496 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/501 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/800 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/801 REGULATION (EU) 2017/625 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/625 Guidelines on imports of organic products into the European Union Decision No 1/2020 of the EU-San Marino Cooperation Committee '' Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022-2238 '' Letter to CBs-Addit Control in Brussels Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021_2307 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022-2047 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022-2049 COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2023_207 Corrigendum to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023_174 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020_1087 Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2021_2306 (Second Corrigendum for 2306) COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021_2325_Consolidated COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023_174 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023_186 Letter to CBs-Addit Control in Brussels Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 (15.12.2022) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022-2240 Commıssıon Implementıng Regulatıon (EU) 2023_121 COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2021-1189 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2229 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Organic Rules Letter to CBs proposes additional controls in 17 Product-Country combinations DG_AGRI_Working_Document_Additional Official Controls for Third Countries COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023_1110 COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2021_1342 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1165_Consolidated COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2024_230 COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2023/2719 TRADE AND COOPERATION Consolidated Version of Delegated Regulation EU 2021_1342
The regulation set a new course for developing organic farming further, with the following aims
  • sustainable cultivation systems
  • a variety of high-quality products.
  • greater emphasis on environmental protection
  • more attention to biodiversity
  • higher standards of animal protection
  • consumer confidence
  • protecting consumer interests.
Organic production respects natural systems and cycles. Biological and mechanical production processes and land-related production should be used to achieve sustainability, without having recourse to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In organic farming, closed cycles using internal resources and inputs are preferred to open cycles based on external resources. If the latter are used, they should be
  • organic materials from other organic farms
  • natural substances
  • materials obtained naturally, or
  • mineral fertilisers with low solubility.
Exceptionally, however, synthetic resources and inputs may be permissible if there are no suitable alternatives. Such products, which must be scrutinised by the Commission and EU countries before authorisation, are listed in the annexes to the implementing regulation (Commission Regulation (EC) No. 889/2008).
Labelling Organic Foods
Foods may be labelled "organic" only if at least 95% of their agricultural ingredients meet the necessary standards. In non-organic foods, any ingredients which meet organic standards can be listed as organic. To ensure credibility, the code number of the certifying organisation must be provided.
Organic production outlaws the use of genetically modified organisms and derived products. However, the regulation on genetically modified food and feed lays down a threshold (0.9%) under which a product's GMO content does not have to be indicated. Products with GMO content below this threshold can be labelled organic.
Since 1 July 2010, producers of packaged organic food have been required under EU law to use the EU organic logo. However, this is not a binding requirement for organic foods from non-EU countries. Where the EU organic logo is used, the place where any farmed ingredients were produced must be indicated.
Importing Organic Products
Organic products from non-EU countries can be distributed on the EU market only if produced and inspected under conditions that are identical or equivalent to those applying to EU organic producers. The rules introduced by the 2007 regulation are more flexible than the previous set-up, under which organic goods could be imported from outside the EU only if they were EU-certified, their production was monitored by the EU countries and an import licence had been issued.
The import licence procedure has been replaced by new import rules. Control bodies (Certifying organisations) operating in non-EU countries are now directly authorised and monitored by the European Commission and EU countries.
This allows the EU Commission to supervise and monitor the import of organic products and the checks carried out on organic guarantees. The new legislation also lays the foundation for EU rules on organic produce including wine, aquaculture products and seaweed.
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  1. The operator has to confirm the information about the product here . 
  2. Giving general information at the first contact and sending the application form
  3. Entrepreneur application and evaluation of the application form
  4. Preparing and notifying the price offer
  5. Confirmation of the price offer
  1. The entrepreneur should prepare every document requested by ETKO as soon as possible.  
  2. Entrepreneur transmits Production Information
  3. Entrepreneur Submits Business Information (Operation lines, Layout Plan etc. other documents)
  4. Completion of the Application File
  1. Determination of the control date and the Controller 
  2. Control of Products and Sampling
  3. Control of Businesses (Warehouses, Documentation, Stock Status etc.)
  4. Control of Entry, Exit and Sales
  5. Editing the control report

Personnel involved in the Approval of Control and Control Reports cannot take part in Certification. The Certification Committee is Independent .
  1. Evaluation of the Control Report
  2. Certification Committee Approval
  3. Transmission of Report and Certificate
  4. Start of Sales Business