Feed and pet food.
The principles and criteria set by the regulation for the production of organic feed are similar to those provided for in food preparation.
In Reg. CE 889/08 the few conventional ingredients, additives and adjuvants allowed and the rules for labeling are listed.
The feed can be labeled as “organic” only when it contains at least 95% of organic raw materials; alternatively it is possible to label the feed as “admitted in organic farming” specifying exactly the content of organic, conversion or conventional raw materials. The same raw material cannot be present simultaneously in the bio and conventional version.
Also in the case of feed prohibited the use of ionizing radiation and any substance derived from or obtained from GMOs even for the few conventional ingredients allowed.
The same ingredient cannot be present simultaneously in the bio and conventional version.
Organic production must take place by ensuring separate processes in space (thanks to dedicated systems) or over time. In the latter case, the plant must be adequately cleaned before starting organic production.
In accordance with art. 42 of the (Reg. CE 834/07), following the approval of the National Regulations for the production of food for pets, also Pet-Foods can be certified according to Reg. CE 834/07.
The records must allow a correct identification and reporting of the incoming and outgoing flows of the raw materials and the finished product to the restaurateurs, not yet subject to the control obligations imposed by the EC Reg. 834/07.