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Organic Status

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations govern the production of organic food; and if he will make a statement. (108152)

The production and control standards for organic food are set out in Council Regulation 2092/91. These standards apply both to production within the European Union and to imports from third countries. Additional standards, applying to organic production in the UK, are set out in the Compendium of UK Organic Standards which is available on the DEFRA website at:

A revision of EU organic regulation is currently under discussion.