Producción Ecológica

Organic production is a general system of agricultural management and food production that combines best environmental practices, a high level of biodiversity, the preservation of natural resources, the application of exacting standards on animal welfare and production according to the preferences of certain consumers for products obtained from natural substances and processes.

With the aim of improving organic production with standards that meet the high expectations of consumers and are clear enough for those to whom they are directed, it was approved and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 14, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2018/848, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of May 30, 2018, on organic production and labeling of organic products, applicable from January 1, 2021. Until that date, production ecological will continue to be subject to the rules contained in Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of 28 June 2007, in order to allow operators to adapt to the new requirements.

This control is exercised in the Canary Islands by the Canary Institute of Agri-Food Quality (ICCA), the competent authority in the control and certification of food products of agricultural origin obtained in the Canary Islands, or whose last manipulation is carried out by an ecological industry established in the Canary Islands.

All packaged products, which have been obtained in accordance with the rules of ecological agricultural production, carry on their labeling or advertising the terms ecological, biological and organic, or their diminutives eco, bio and org, the numerical code of the authority or body of control that has controlled the last manipulation before its sale to the final consumer (ES-ECO-014-IC in the case of those controlled by the ICCA), the EU logo and, if so established by the authority or control body , the logo of said authority or body (as in the case of products controlled by the ICCA). According to the origin of the raw materials with which it was produced, it will bear the indications EU Agriculture (from the European Union), Non-EU Agriculture (from third countries) or EU / Non-EU Agriculture (from both sources); EU and non-EU may be replaced by the name of the corresponding country if all raw materials come from there.

The ICCA is also responsible for managing the file of Ecological Production Operators of the Canary Islands which will include those operators, subject to control, natural or legal persons, who are going to produce, process, import or export to market, food of agricultural and aquaculture origin , making use of the protected indications.

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