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Certifying Out of Home Operators in Europe. European Forum for Certification. Summary of a Forum held at the BioFach Congress 2009

Strassner, Carola (2009) Certifying Out of Home Operators in Europe. European Forum for Certification. Summary of a Forum held at the BioFach Congress 2009. ICROFS, Tjele, Denmark.

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As in previous years the annual meeting on organic certification in the out-of-home sector took place at the
congress of the BioFach Trade Fair, on the 22nd of February 2009. As a conclusion to this meeting this
report now summarizes the main topics of the “European Forum for Certification” with the focus on the
presentations in Nuremberg. The presenters delivered insight into the various situations in their countries
and indicated the challenges that they currently are dealing with. Depictions included developments in
Belgium, Finland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and The Netherlands. After describing and discussing
the issues the country presenters agreed to have this paper developed by the organisers, which gives a
short overview of the proceedings to all participants and to all interested in this topic.
The Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products came into
force on January 1, 2009. It repeals the former Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 and for the first time explicitly
refers to mass catering (out of home). The Regulation excludes catering and eating enterprises from
mandatory certification whilst at the same time giving each country the option how best to proceed. How do
member countries deal with this new situation? The presenters go into detail and this summary
characterizes some detailed situations in the following pages.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:iPOPY, certification, mass catering, OOH, OOOH, out of home food serving
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Food systems
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > iPOPY
ISBN:978-87-92499-03-5
Related Links:http://www.agrsci.dk/ipopy
Deposited By: Løes, Anne-Kristin
ID Code:17427
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 12:51
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 12:51
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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