Recap on labelling requirements for products exported to EU
EU certified operations must use the EU leaf logo on products. The logo and labelling guidelines can be downloaded from the EU website http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/downloads/logo/index_en.htm
Products carrying the EU logo or being exported to Europe must ensure:
– At least 95%of the products ingredients are of agricultural origin and have been organically produced to a standard recognised by the EU.
– All products comply with ACO inspection and control measures
– All products must bear either the name of the producer/preparer or vendor.
– The correct EU code of the inspection body
– ‘ In Conversion’ labelling in not permitted
– BIO code and Non-EU Agriculture must use Myriad Pro font
Product exported to Europe requires the mandatory EU code to be on the label. ACO has two EU codes as detailed below:
Product which is certified to the National Standard and meets the requirements of Department of Agriculture.
Product produced in Australia – which includes wine, livestock/or livestock by-products, plant processed product which contains imported EU certified ingredients. Product produced internationally in a country where ACO has EU recognition e.g. Fiji, China, Vanuatu (as per EU regulation 1235/2008)
|ACO Equivalency Code for products other than wine, yeast, livestock||EU Equivalency and code list- http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02008R1235-20160407
(NS/ EU- Plant and Plant Products exported as food (excluding wine and yeast). All ingredients used in these products must be Australian Grown and may not contain imported organic ingredients. )
|ACO Equivalency Codes for wine, yeast and livestock being sent to EU||(ACO/ EU for Wine and Livestock and products with imported ingredients OR grown outside of Australia)
Cook Islands CK-BIO-107
Falkland Islands FK-BIO-107
Hong Kong HK-BIO-107
South Korea KR-BIO-107
Papua New Guinea PG-BIO-107
Underneath the logo and in Myriad Pro font the following statement has to be included: