EU Logo Facts and Country codes

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:

AU-BIO-001

Product which is certified to the National Standard and meets the requirements of Department of Agriculture.

AU-BIO-107

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)

see: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02008R1235-20160105

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. )

AU-BIO-001

Non-EU Agriculture 

ACO Equivalency Codes for wine, yeast and livestock being sent to EU

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02008R1235-20160407

(ACO/ EU for Wine and Livestock and products with imported ingredients OR grown outside of Australia)

Australia  AU-BIO-107

Burma/Myanmar  MM-BIO-107

China  CN-BIO-107

Cook Islands  CK-BIO-107

Fiji  FJ-BIO-107

Falkland Islands  FK-BIO-107

Hong Kong  HK-BIO-107

Indonesia  ID-BIO-107

South Korea  KR-BIO-107

Madagascar  MG-BIO-107

Malaysia  MY-BIO-107

Papua New Guinea  PG-BIO-107

Singapore  SG-BIO-107

Taiwan  TW-BIO-107

Thailand  TH-BIO-107

Tonga  TO-BIO-107

Vanuatu  VU-BIO-107

Underneath the logo and in Myriad Pro font the following statement has to be included:

Non-EU Agriculture 

 

EU Logo- https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/downloads/logo_en

EU Logo Fact Sheet- https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/sites/orgfarming/files/docs/body/organic_logo-faq_en.pdf