The CODEX committee on food labelling has been considering draft
standards for organically produced foods. As of Wed., the
committee had found substantial consensus regarding parts of
document that had caused problems last year.
The organic standards have been moved along to STEP 8,
with one exception (Section 5. Requirements for inclusion of
in Annex 2 .... ) This will be discussed further next year.
This progress relates basically to the crop production
Regarding the livestock standards:
- these remain at STEP 6
- a document will be circulated to the committee by September,
again in November, and possibly in the new year
- more discussion at the next CODEX meeting in the spring of 1999
John Henning, Ecological Agr. Projects, McGill Un.
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