IFOAM EU Group introduces guidelines for pesticide residue contaminations

The IFOAM EU Group has published the first edition of the “Guideline for Pesticide Residue Contaminations for International Trade in Organic.

The guideline provides strong support for organic trading and processing companies on how to deal with this difficult topic.Bavo van den Idsert, vice-president of IFOAM EU confirms:“One of the main problems for organic companies in relation to residue contaminations is how to interpret a positive residue finding and what it means for the organic status of the product.In relation to their suppliers and clients this interpretation is very important, because nobody wants to be in doubt about the organic status.

Christopher Stopes, president of IFOAM EU commented:“The organic trade and processing companies are convinced that this private initiative by the sector is far better than new legislation on residues in organic products.The contamination topic is sensitive and complex, so it has to be dealt with on a case-by-case approach instead of setting one arbitrary legal level that rules what is organic and what not.The guidelineswill be the subject of a special workshop session at the forthcoming IFOAM EU Group conference “Organic processing – Improving quality and environmental performance” to be held on 14 October 2011, in Lodz, Poland.





Text: Oneco


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