Frequently asked questions about ORGANIC.

What is ORGANIC?


  • No chemical sprays used during cultivation
  • No artificial fertilizers used during during cultivation
  • No genetic modifications


  • A recognized term protected by law
  • The labelled product is subject to the control mechanisms of the EC Organic Farming Directive
  • Those using the term without permission are criminally liable.

What does EC 834/2007 stand for?

  • For the approval number of the EC Directive for organic cultivation, storage, labelling, quality control, etc.
  • The EC Organic Farming Directive is an instrument for ensuring legal protection of the growing market for organic products
  • The EC Organic Farming Directive applies to all organic products originating in Europe or being delivered to Europe.

What is the organic control system?

  • The EC Organic Farming Directive regulates minimum standards for all organic agriculture
  • The control system encompasses the entire operation from production to processing
  • There are more than 20 recognised organic certification bodies
  • All European organic farms are subject to a yearly, obligatory control, as well as numerous sample checks at every stage of the production process

What does the organic label mean?

  • Since 2002 the organic label is the official symbol for organic products in Germany
  • For consumer it guarantees transparency and security when shopping
  • It guarantees that products will be produced, controlled and imported according to EU-Eco-Regulation
  • The organic label may be affixed on organic goods after registration
  • Decisive is the visible control Job Title on the package, eg. DE-Öko-001
    (DE = Germany - 001 = responsible control Authority)


This website uses cookies. They help us improve our service. If you continue without changing your settings, we assume that you agree with the usage of cookies. Please find our Privacy Policy here.