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Interpreting Articles 28(2) and 29 of Regulation (EU) 2018/848 in Accordance with the Recognized Principles of the EU Organic Legislation

Jochen Neuendorff, Rochus Wallau, Kerstin Dieter, Alexander Beck, Tom Nizet

Article 28 (2) and 29 of Regulation (EU) 2018/848 lay down requirements for operators and competent authorities on how to handle the presence of unauthorised products and substances in organic products. Such presence is an important indicator that an organic product may not comply with the rules of Regulation (EU) 2018/848 (EU Organic Regulation). Since 1st of January 2022, suspect cases based on findings of unauthorised products and substances shall lead to blocking sale of organic products concerned by operators and official investigations by control authorities and control bodies. Although such measures lead to a better protection of consumer interests, they are also increasing the level of uncertainty in the value chain for operators and the organic control system. In this article, the authors analyse the legal requirements in view of defining a practical approach towards such suspect cases in line with the legal requirements and without violating the integrity of organic products and organic production.


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