The EU is set to put into force a new label that will displayed on products that have certified to be organic by the Agriculture and Rural Development committee. These rules come into effect tomorrow and is required on any pre-packaged foods that have been produced by any of the EU member states. The so called “euro leaf” will stay optional for non packaged and imported organic products. In order to better track the supply chain that brought your food to the store, the code number of the body that had been in control of the certification process should appear on it as well so people can better track that their food came from.
There is a two year transition period to comply with the new rules, and this is the first introduction of EU rules for organic agriculture for the first time.