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European Union (Organic Farming) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 683 of 2016).

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling International trade Authorization/permit Traceability/product tracing Transport/storage Ecological production/organic production Offences/penalties Fraud/deceit/adulteration Animal health Animal production Pests/diseases Inspection Animal feed/feedstuffs Apiculture/sericulture Plant production
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations concern rules for organic farming in Ireland in accordance with EU legislation and in particular Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008, Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. They also concern marketing of products for human consumption and for animals to be sold as originating from organic productions. The Regulations declare contravention of a comprehensive list of EU provisions to be an offence. Those Rules concern, among other things, use of GMO's, use of ionising radiation, hydroponic production, landless livestock production, separation of organic production sites, simultaneous production of organic and non-organic animals, oil management and fertilisation, pest, disease and weed management, housing conditions of animals, stocking density, veterinary treatment, the keeping of bees, aquaculture production, conversion to organic production, production of processed feed, importation of feed, nutritional requirements for feed, organic livestock, labelling referring to, or implying, organic production, transport and storage, importation, identification of animals. The Regulations also concern control authorities or bodies, authorised officers, enforcement and emergency measures. Penalties for offences are prescribed.

Full text
English
Website
www.irishstatutebook.ie

References - Legislation

Implements

Commission 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.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Aquaculture, Internal trade, International trade, Ecological production/organic production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Agricultural commodities, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Animal production, Drugs, Animal health, Planting material/seeds, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1235/2008 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.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Food quality control/food safety, International trade, Certification, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Planting material/seeds, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 537/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1235/2008, as regards the list of third countries from which certain agricultural products obtained by organic production must originate to be marketed within the Community.

Legislation | 2009

Keyword: Agricultural commodities, Ecological production/organic production, International trade, Planting material/seeds, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

European Communities (Organic Farming) Regulations (S.I. No. 112 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Animal health, Animal production, Pests/diseases, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

European Union (Organic Farming) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 331 of 2018).

Legislation | Ireland | 2018

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Food quality control/food safety, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX