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Order No. 1404 on organic food and aquaculture.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations on the trade of food requiring labelling to refer to its organic production methods. The commodities include organically-raised animals, feedstuff with animal contents and intended for animals (organic pet food), production of organic aquaculture (including organic seaweed), production of all organic multicellular marine algae, phytoplankton and microalgae produced in organic aquaculture. Commercial operators must report activities to the national Veterinary and Food Administration on related organic production, labelling and trade. Sodium nitrite (E250) and potassium nitrate (E252) may only be used in the processing of organically produced meat products after prior authorization from the Administration. Should an organic fish farm use water used in conventional fish farming, it is a prerequisite that there is an upstream distance to the farms of at least 500 meters. In the treatment of water in which aquaculture animals are present, it is permissible to use the following substances: 1) Rock salt/sea salt. 2) Hydrogen peroxide. 3) Sodium percarbonate. 4) Mixture of brinoverilte and peracetic acid. 5) Calcium Hydroxide. Organic food, pet food and aquaculture animals and products must be labeled with the inspection code number by the operator carrying out the last part of the cooking process or production. The code number for Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is DK- KO-100.
The Order consists of 17 Chapters and a Appendices: Scope (1); Pet food (2); Review and control (3); Changes or cessation of activities (4); Use of the digital form (5); Conversion to organic aquaculture animal production (6); Organic and non-organic aquaculture production (7); Substances for water treatment in the presence of aquaculture animals (8); Combating of injurious wild in organic livestock aquaculture production (9); Additional requirements for the production of organic crayfish Astacus Astacus (10); Marking with the code number and ecology control mark (E-mark) (11); Import of organic food (12); Documentation concerning the provider of organic foods (13); Inspection authorities access to documents (14); Dispensation (15); Penalties (16); Entry into force and transitional provisions (17).
Appendix 1 - Organic pet food.
Appendix 2 - Accounting requirements.
Appendix 3 - Ecology Control Label (E-marking).
Appendix 4 - Additional criteria for breeding of crayfish.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2016. Organic food, pet food and aquaculture animals and products labeled with the code number in accordance with art. 16 of Order no. 1671 of 22 December 2010 on organic food and aquaculture, may be marketed until 1 February 2016.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om kologiske f devarer og kologisk akvakultur.