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BIO Organic Farming Ordinance Switzerland

Basis

Swiss Ordinance on Organic Farming (RS 910.18). Ordinance of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (EAER) on organic farming (SR 910.181)

 

Certificate

Valid for 1 year

 

Additional information

The Swiss Ordinance on Organic Farming regulates the use of the term “organic” on processed and unprocessed agricultural products. It sets out the minimum standards in organic farming and in the processing, storage, import and export of organic products. Processing, marketing, importing and exporting as well storage of organic products is subject to the relevant organic inspections. Inspections for the purposes of checking for compliance with other Standards can be carried out at the occasion of the organic inspection. Combined inspections save time and money. If the requirements of the Swiss Ordinance on Organic Farming are already being met, it is only a small step towards compliance with Bio Suisse (Bud) Standards.

 

Benefit to customer

Products may be labelled with the “organic” declaration or similar declarations derived thereof (such as “Bio” or “Eco”) and processed, marketed and stored as such. Organic products may be imported and exported.

 

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