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Document 32019R2164

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2164 of 17 December 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2019/8954

OJ L 328, 18.12.2019, p. 61–80 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/2164/oj

18.12.2019   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/61


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/2164

of 17 December 2019

amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (1), and in particular Article 16(1) and (3)(a) and Article 21(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 16(3)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, several Member States have submitted dossiers on certain substances to the Commission and the other Member States, in view of their authorisation and inclusion in Annexes I, II, VI and VIII to Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 (2). Those dossiers have been examined by the Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production (EGTOP) and the Commission.

(2)

In its recommendations with regard to fertilisers (3) EGTOP concluded, inter alia, that the substances ‘biochar’, ‘mollusc waste and egg shells’ and ‘humic and fulvic acids’ comply with the objectives and principles of organic production. Therefore, those substances should be included in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. EGTOP also recommended to clarify the definition of ‘calcium carbonate’ set out in that Annex.

(3)

In its recommendations with regard to plant protection products (4) EGTOP concluded, inter alia, that the substances ‘maltodextrin’, ‘hydrogen peroxide’, ‘terpenes (eugenol, geraniol and thymol)’, ‘sodium chloride’, ‘cerevisane’ and pyrethrins from other plants than Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium comply with the objectives and principles of organic production. Therefore, those substances should be included in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. Moreover, EGTOP made recommendations for the structure of that Annex.

(4)

In its recommendations with regard to feed (5) EGTOP concluded, inter alia, that the substances ‘guar gum’ as a feed additive, ‘sweet chestnut extract’ as a sensory additive, and ‘betaine anhydrous’ for monogastric animals and only from natural or organic origin comply with the objectives and principles of organic production. Therefore, those substances should be included in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. In that Annex, the reference to some silage additives is unclear and needs to be clarified to avoid confusion.

(5)

In its recommendations with regard to food (6) EGTOP concluded, inter alia, that the substances ‘glycerol’ as a humectant in gel capsules and surface coating in tablets, ‘bentonite’ as a processing aid, ‘L(+)lactic acid, and sodium hydroxide’ as a processing aid for the extraction of plant proteins and ‘tara gum powder’ as a thickener and ‘hop extract and pine rosin extract’ in sugar production comply with the objectives and principles of organic production. Therefore, those substances should be included in Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. Moreover, EGTOP recommended to require, for tara gum powder, lecithins, glycerol, locust bean gum, gellan gum, arabic gum, guar gum and carnauba wax, that they be produced organically. To allow for sufficient time to adapt to that new requirement, operators should be given a three-year transition period.

(6)

In Annex VIIIa to Regulation (EC) No 889/2008, some references to the names of additives are unprecise and need to be clarified to avoid confusion.

(7)

Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Organic Production,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

Annex I is replaced by the text set out in Annex I to this Regulation;

(2)

Annex II is replaced by the text set out in Annex II to this Regulation;

(3)

Annex VI is replaced by the text set out in Annex III to this Regulation;

(4)

Annex VIII is replaced by the text set out in Annex IV to this Regulation;

(5)

Annex VIIIa is replaced by the text set out in Annex V to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 17 December 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 189, 20.7.2007, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control (OJ L 250, 18.9.2008, p. 1).

(3)  Final report on fertilisers III https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/farming/documents/final-report-egtop-fertilizers-iii_en.pdf

(4)  Final report on plant protection products IV https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/egtop-reports-organic-production_en

(5)  Final report on feed III and food V https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/egtop-reports-organic-production_en

(6)  Final report on food IV and final report on feed III and food V https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/egtop-reports-organic-production_en


ANNEX I

‘ANNEX I

Fertilisers, soil conditioners and nutrients referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 6d(2)

Note:

A: authorised under Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 and carried over by Article 16(3)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

B: authorised under Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

Authorisation

Name

Compound products or products containing only materials listed hereunder:

Description, compositional requirements, conditions for use

A

Farmyard manure

Product comprising a mixture of animal excrements and vegetable matter (animal bedding).

Factory farming origin forbidden

A

Dried farmyard manure and dehydrated poultry manure

Factory farming origin forbidden

A

Composted animal excrements, including poultry manure and composted farmyard manure included

Factory farming origin forbidden

A

Liquid animal excrements

Use after controlled fermentation and/or appropriate dilution

Factory farming origin forbidden

B

Composted or fermented mixture of household waste

Product obtained from source separated household waste, which has been submitted to composting or to anaerobic fermentation for biogas production

Only vegetable and animal household waste

Only when produced in a closed and monitored collection system, accepted by the Member State

Maximum concentrations in mg/kg of dry matter:

cadmium: 0,7; copper: 70; nickel: 25; lead: 45; zinc: 200; mercury:

0,4; chromium (total): 70; chromium (VI): not detectable

A

Peat

Use limited to horticulture (market gardening, floriculture, arboriculture, nursery)

A

Mushroom culture wastes

The initial composition of the substrate shall be limited to products of this Annex

A

Dejecta of worms (vermicompost) and insects

 

A

Guano

 

A

Composted or fermented mixture of vegetable matter

Product obtained from mixtures of vegetable matter, which have been submitted to composting or to anaerobic fermentation for biogas production

B

Biogas digestate containing animal by-products co-digested with material of plant or animal origin as listed in this Annex

Animal by-products (including by-products of wild animals) of category 3 and digestive tract content of category 2 (categories 2 and 3 as defined in Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council  (1)) must not be from factory farming origin.

The Processes have to be in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011.

Not to be applied to edible parts of the crop

B

Products or by-products of animal origin as below:

 

Blood meal

 

Hoof meal

 

Horn meal

 

Bone meal or degelatinised bone meal

 

Fish meal

 

Meat meal

 

Feather, hair and “chiquette” meal

 

Wool

 

Fur (1)

 

Hair

 

Dairy products

 

Hydrolysed proteins (2)

(1)

Maximum concentration in mg/kg of dry matter of chromium (VI): not detectable

(2)

Not to be applied to edible parts of the crop

A

Products and by-products of plant origin for fertilisers

Examples: oilseed cake meal, cocoa husks, malt culms

B

Hydrolysed proteins of plant origin

 

A

Seaweeds and seaweed products

As far as directly obtained by:

(i)

physical processes including dehydration, freezing and grinding

(ii)

extraction with water or aqueous acid and/or alkaline solution

(iii)

fermentation

A

Sawdust and wood chips

Wood not chemically treated after felling

A

Composted bark

Wood not chemically treated after felling

A

Wood ash

From wood not chemically treated after felling

A

Soft ground rock phosphate

Product as specified in point 7 of Annex IA.2. to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council  (2).

Cadmium content less than or equal to 90 mg/kg of P205

A

Aluminium-calcium phosphate

Product as specified in point 6 of Annex IA.2. to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003,

Cadmium content less than or equal to 90 mg/kg of P205

Use limited to basic soils (pH > 7,5)

A

Basic slag

Products as specified in point 1 of Annex IA.2. to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

A

Crude potassium salt or kainit

Products as specified in point 1 of Annex IA.3. to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

A

Potassium sulphate, possibly containing magnesium salt

Product obtained from crude potassium salt by a physical extraction process, containing possibly also magnesium salts

A

Stillage and stillage extract

Ammonium stillage excluded

A

Calcium carbonate, for instance: chalk, marl, ground limestone, Breton ameliorant, (maerl), phosphate chalk

Only of natural origin

B

Mollusc waste

Only from sustainable fisheries, as defined in Article 4 (1) (7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 or organic aquaculture

B

Egg shells

Factory farming origin forbidden.

A

Magnesium and calcium carbonate

Only of natural origin

e.g. magnesian chalk, ground magnesium, limestone

A

Magnesium sulphate (kieserite)

Only of natural origin

A

Calcium chloride solution

Foliar treatment of apple trees, after identification of deficit of calcium

A

Calcium sulphate (gypsum)

Products as specified in point 1 of Annex ID. to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

Only of natural origin

A, B

Industrial lime from sugar production

By-product of sugar production from sugar beet and sugar cane

A

Industrial lime from vacuum salt production

By-product of the vacuum salt production from brine found in mountains

A

Elemental sulphur

Products as specified in Annex ID.3 to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

A

Trace elements

Inorganic micronutrients listed in part E of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

A

Sodium chloride

 

A

Stone meal and clays

 

B

Leonardite (Raw organic sediment rich in humic acids)

Only if obtained as a by-product of mining activities

B

Humic and fulvic acids

Only if obtained by inorganic salts/solutions excluding ammonium salts; or obtained from drinking water purification

B

Xylite

Only if obtained as a by-product of mining activities (e.g. by-product of brown coal mining)

B

Chitin (Polysaccharide obtained from the shell of crustaceans)

Only if obtained from sustainable fisheries, as defined in Article 4(1)(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 or organic aquaculture

B

Organic rich sediment from fresh water bodies formed under exclusion of oxygen

(e.g. sapropel)

Only organic sediments that are by-products of fresh water body management or extracted from former freshwater areas

When applicable, extraction should be done in a way to cause minimal impact on the aquatic system

Only sediments derived from sources free from contaminations of pesticides, persistent organic pollutants and petrol like substances

Maximum concentrations in mg/kg of dry matter: cadmium: 0,7; copper: 70; nickel: 25; lead: 45; zinc: 200; mercury: 0,4; chromium (total): 70; chromium (VI): not detectable

B

Biochar — pyrolysis product made from a wide variety of organic materials of plant origin and applied as a soil conditioner

Only from plant materials, untreated or treated with products included in Annex II.

Maximum value of 4 mg polycyclic aromatic hydro-carbons (PAHs) per kg dry matter (DM). This value shall be reviewed every second year, taking into account the risk of accumulation due to multiple applications


(1)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/ 2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempt from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive (OJ L 54, 26.2.2011, p. 1).

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 relating to fertilisers (OJ L 304, 21.11.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX II

‘ANNEX II

Pesticides — Plant protection products referred to in Article 5(1)

All the substances listed in this Annex have to comply at least with the conditions for use as specified in the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 (1). More restrictive conditions for use for organic production are specified in the second column of each table.

1.   Substances of plant or animal origin

Name

Description, compositional requirement, conditions for use

Allium sativum (Garlic extract)

 

Azadirachtin extracted from Azadirachta indica (Neem tree)

 

Beeswax

Only as pruning agent/wound protectant

COS-OGA

 

Hydrolysed proteins excluding gelatine

 

Laminarin

Kelp shall be either grown organically in accordance with Article 6d or harvested in a sustainable way in accordance with Article 6c

Maltodextrin

 

Pheromones

Only in traps and dispensers.

Plant oils

All uses authorised, except herbicide .

Pyrethrins

Only from plant origin

Quassia extracted from Quassia amara

Only as insecticide, repellent

Repellents by smell of animal or plant origin/sheep fat

Only on non-edible parts of the crop and where crop material is not ingested by sheep or goats

Salix spp. Cortex (a.k.a. willow bark)

 

Terpenes (eugenol, geraniol and thymol)

 

2.   Basic substances

Basic substances based on food (including: Lecithins, sucrose, fructose, vinegar, whey, chitosan hydrochloride  (2), and Equisetum arvense etc.)

Only those basic substances as defined by Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009  (3) which are food as defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and have plant or animal origin

Substances not to be used as herbicides

3.   Micro-organisms or substances produced by or derived from micro-organisms

Name

Description, compositional requirement, conditions for use

Micro-organisms

Not from GMO origin

Spinosad

 

Cerevisane

 

4.   Substances other than those mentioned in Sections 1, 2 and 3

Name

Description, compositional requirement, conditions or restrictions to use

Aluminium silicate (Kaolin)

 

Calcium hydroxide

When used as fungicide, only in fruit trees, including nurseries, to control Nectria galligena

Carbon dioxide

 

Copper compounds in the form of: copper hydroxide, copper oxychloride, copper oxide, Bordeaux mixture, and tribasic copper sulphate

 

Diammonium phosphate

Only as attractant in traps

Ethylene

 

Fatty acids

All uses authorised, except herbicide

Ferric phosphate (iron (III) orthophosphate)

Preparations to be surface-spread between cultivated plants

Hydrogen peroxide

 

Kieselgur (diatomaceous earth)

 

Lime sulphur (calcium polysulphide)

 

Paraffin oil

 

Potassium and sodium hydrogen carbonate (a.k.a. potassium /sodium bicarbonate)

 

Pyrethroids (only deltamethrin or lambda-cyhalothrin)

Only in traps with specific attractants; only against Bactrocera oleae and Ceratitis capitata Wied

Quartz sand

 

Sodium chloride

All uses authorised, except herbicide

Sulphur

 


(1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 of 25 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of approved active substances (OJ L 153, 11.6.2011, p. 1).

(2)  Obtained from sustainable fisheries or organic aquaculture.

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1).


ANNEX III

‘ANNEX VI

Feed additives used in animal nutrition referred to in Article 22(g), Article 24(2) and Article 25m(2)

Feed additives listed in this Annex must be authorised under Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

1.   TECHNOLOGICAL ADDITIVES

(a)   Preservatives

ID numbers or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

 

E 200

Sorbic acid

 

 

E 236

Formic acid

 

 

E 237

Sodium formate

 

 

E 260

Acetic acid

 

 

E 270

Lactic acid

 

 

E 280

Propionic acid

 

 

E 330

Citric acid

 

(b)   Antioxidants

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

 

1b306(i)

Tocopherol extracts from vegetable oils

 

 

1b306(ii)

Tocopherol-rich extracts from vegetable oils (delta rich)

 

(c)   Emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents

ID numbers or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

 

1c322

Lecithins

Only when derived from organic raw material.

 

 

 

Use restricted to aquaculture animal feed.

(d)   Binders and anti-caking agents

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

 

E 412

Guar gum

 

 

E 535

Sodium ferrocyanide

Maximum dose rate of 20 mg/kg NaCl calculated as ferrocyanide anion.

 

E 551b

Colloidal silica

 

 

E 551c

Kieselgur (diatomaceous earth, purified)

 

 

1m558i

Bentonite

 

 

E 559

Kaolinitic clays, free of asbestos

 

 

E 560

Natural mixtures of steatites and chlorite

 

 

E 561

Vermiculite

 

 

E 562

Sepiolite

 

 

E 566

Natrolite-Phonolite

 

 

1g568

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin

 

 

E 599

Perlite

 

(e)   Silage additives

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

1k

1k236

Enzymes, micro-organisms

Formic acid,

Use restricted to production of silage when weather conditions do not allow for adequate fermentation.

The use of formic, propionic acid and their sodium salts in the production of silage shall only be permitted when weather conditions do not allow for adequate fermentation

1k237

Sodium formate

1k280

Propionic acid

1k281

Sodium propionate

2.   SENSORY ADDITIVES

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

2b

Flavouring compounds

Only extracts from agricultural products.

 

Castanea sativa Mill.: Chestnut extract

 

3.   NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES

(a)   Vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

3a

Vitamins and provitamins

Derived from agricultural products.

If derived synthetically, only those identical to vitamins derived from agricultural products may be used for monogastric animals and aquaculture animals.

If derived synthetically, only vitamins A, D and E identical to vitamins derived from agricultural products may be used for ruminants; the use is subject to prior authorisation of the Member States based on the assessment of the possibility for organic ruminants to obtain the necessary quantities of the said vitamins through their feed rations.

3a920

Betaine anhydrous

Only for monogastric animals

Only from natural origin and when available from organic origin

(b)   Compounds of trace elements

 

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

 

E1 Iron

 

 

 

3b101

Iron(II) carbonate (siderite)

 

 

3b103

Iron(II) sulphate monohydrate

 

 

3b104

Iron(II) sulphate heptahydrate

 

 

3b201

Potassium iodide

 

 

3b202

Calcium iodate, anhydrous

 

 

3b203

Coated granulated calcium iodate anhydrous

 

 

3b301

Cobalt(II) acetate tetrahydrate

 

 

3b302

Cobalt(II) carbonate

 

 

3b303

Cobalt(II) carbonate hydroxide (2:3) monohydrate

 

 

3b304

Coated granulated cobalt(II) carbonate hydroxide (2:3) monohydrate

 

 

3b305

Cobalt(II) sulphate heptahydrate

 

 

3b402

Copper(II) carbonate dihydroxy monohydrate

 

 

3b404

Copper (II) oxide

 

 

3b405

Copper(II) sulphate pentahydrate

 

 

3b409

Dicopper chloride trihydroxide (TBCC)

 

 

3b502

Manganese (II) oxide

 

 

3b503

Manganous sulfate, monohydrate

 

 

3b603

Zinc oxide

 

 

3b604

Zinc sulphate heptahydrate

 

 

3b605

Zinc sulphate monohydrate

 

 

3b609

Zinc chloride hydroxide monohydrate (TBZC)

 

 

3b701

Sodium molybdate dihydrate

 

 

3b801

Sodium selenite

 

 

3b810, 3b811, 3b812,

3b813 and 3b817

Selenised yeast inactivated

 

4.   ZOOTECHNICAL ADDITIVES

ID number or Functional groups

Substance

Description, conditions for use

4a, 4b, 4c and 4d

Enzymes and microorganism in the category of “Zootechnical additives”

 


ANNEX IV

‘ANNEX VIII

Certain products and substances for use in production of processed organic food, yeast and yeast products referred to in Article 27(1)(a) and Article 27a(a)

SECTION A — FOOD ADDITIVES, INCLUDING CARRIERS

For the purpose of the calculation referred to in Article 23(4)(a)(ii) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, food additives marked with an asterisk in the column of the code number, shall be calculated as ingredients of agricultural origin

Code

Name

Preparation of foodstuffs of

Specific conditions and restrictions in addition to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008

plant origin

Animal origin

E 153

Vegetable carbon

 

X

Ashy goat cheese

Morbier cheese

E 160b*

Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin

 

X

Red Leicester cheese

Double Gloucester cheese

Cheddar

Mimolette cheese

E 170

Calcium carbonate

X

X

Shall not be used for colouring or calcium enrichment of products

E 220

Sulphur dioxide

X

X(Only for mead)

In fruit wines (wine made from fruits other than grapes, including cider and perry) and mead with and without added sugar: 100 mg/l (Maximum levels available from all sources, expressed as SO2 in mg/l)

E 223

Sodium metabisulphite

 

X

Crustaceans

E 224

Potassium metabisulphite

X

X (Only for mead)

In fruit wines (wine made from fruits other than grapes, including cider and perry) and mead with and without added sugar: 100 mg/l (Maximum levels available from all sources, expressed as SO2 in mg/l)

E250

Sodium nitrite

 

X

For meat products. May only be used, if it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the competent authority that no technological alternative, giving the same guarantees and/or allowing to maintain the specific features of the product, is available. Not in combination with E252. Indicative ingoing amount expressed as NaNO2: 80 mg/kg, maximum residual amount expressed as NaNO2: 50 mg/kg

E252

Potassium nitrate

 

X

For meat products. May only be used, if it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the competent authority that no technological alternative, giving the same guarantees and/or allowing to maintain the specific features of the product, is available. Not in combination with E250. Indicative ingoing amount expressed as NaNO3: 80 mg/kg, maximum residual amount expressed as NaNO3: 50 mg/kg

E 270

Lactic acid

X

X

 

E 290

Carbon dioxide

X

X

 

E 296

Malic acid

X

 

 

E 300

Ascorbic acid

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Meat products

E 301

Sodium ascorbate

 

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Meat products in connection with nitrates and nitrites

E 306(*)

Tocopherol-rich extract

X

X

Anti-oxidant

E 322(*)

Lecithins

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Milk products.

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022. Until that date, only when derived from organic raw material.

E 325

Sodium lactate

 

X

Milk-based and meat products

E 330

Citric acid

X

X

 

E 331

Sodium citrates

X

X

 

E 333

Calcium citrates

X

 

 

E 334

Tartaric acid (L(+)-)

X

X(Only for mead)

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Mead.

E 335

Sodium tartrates

X

 

 

E 336

Potassium tartrates

X

 

 

E 341 (i)

Monocalcium phosphate

X

 

Raising agent for self-raising flour

E 392*

Extracts of Rosemary

X

X

Only when derived from organic production

E 400

Alginic acid

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products

E 401

Sodium alginate

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products

E 402

Potassium alginate

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products

E 406

Agar

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products and meat products

E 407

Carrageenan

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products

E 410*

Locust bean gum

X

X

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

E 412*

Guar gum

X

X

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

E 414*

Arabic gum

X

X

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

E 415

Xanthan gum

X

X

 

E 417

Tara gum powder

X

X

Thickener

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

E 418

Gellan gum

X

X

High-acyl form only

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

E 422

Glycerol

X

X

Only from plant origin

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022.

For plant extracts, flavourings, humectant in gel capsules and as a surface coating of tablets

E 440 (i)*

Pectin

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: milk-based products

E 464

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose

X

X

Encapsulation material for capsules

E 500

Sodium carbonates

X

X

 

E 501

Potassium carbonates

X

 

 

E 503

Ammonium carbonates

X

 

 

E 504

Magnesium carbonates

X

 

 

E 509

Calcium chloride

 

X

Milk coagulation

E 516

Calcium sulphate

X

 

Carrier

E 524

Sodium hydroxide

X

 

Surface treatment of “Laugengebäck” and regulation of acidity in organic flavourings

E 551

Silicon dioxide

X

X

For herbs and spices in dried powdered form, flavourings and propolis

E 553b

Talc

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: surface treatment of sausages

E 901

Beeswax

X

 

As a glazing agent for confectionary only.

Beeswax from organic production

E 903

Carnauba wax

X

 

As a glazing agent for confectionary

As a mitigating method for mandatory extreme cold treatment of fruit as a quarantine measure against harmful organisms (Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279) (1)

Only when derived from organic production. Applicable as of 1 January 2022. Until that date, only when derived from organic raw material.

E 938

Argon

X

X

 

E 939

Helium

X

X

 

E 941

Nitrogen

X

X

 

E 948

Oxygen

X

X

 

E 968

Erythritol

X

X

Only when derived from organic production without using ion exchange technology

SECTION B — PROCESSING AIDS AND OTHER PRODUCTS, WHICH MAY BE USED FOR PROCESSING OF INGREDIENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN FROM ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Name

Preparation of all foodstuffs of plant origin

Preparation of all foodstuffs of animal origin

Specific conditions and restrictions in addition to Regulation (EU) No 1333/2008

Water

X

X

Drinking water within the meaning of Council Directive 98/83/EC

Calcium chloride

X

 

Coagulation agent

Calcium carbonate

X

 

 

Calcium hydroxide

X

 

 

Calcium sulphate

X

 

Coagulation agent

Magnesium chloride (or nigari)

X

 

Coagulation agent

Potassium carbonate

X

 

With regard to foodstuffs of plant origin: drying of grapes

Sodium carbonate

X

X

 

Lactic acid

 

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: for the regulation of the pH of the brine bath in cheese production

L(+)lactic acid from fermentation

X

 

With regard to foodstuffs of plant origin: for the preparation of plant protein extracts

Citric acid

X

X

 

Sodium hydroxide

X

 

With regard to foodstuffs of plant origin: for sugar(s) production; for oil production excluding olive oil production; for the preparation of plant protein extracts

Sulphuric acid

X

X

Gelatine production

Sugar(s) production

Hop extract

X

 

With regard to foodstuffs of plant origin: only for antimicrobial purposes in production of sugar.

When available from organic production

Pine rosin extract

X

 

With regard to foodstuffs of plant origin: only for antimicrobial purposes in production of sugar.

When available from organic production

Hydrochloric acid

 

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Gelatine production; for the regulation of the pH of the brine bath in the processing of Gouda-, Edam and Maasdammer cheeses, Boerenkaas, Friese and Leidse Nagelkaas

Ammonium hydroxide

 

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: gelatine production

Hydrogen peroxide

 

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: gelatine production

Carbon dioxide

X

X

 

Nitrogen

X

X

 

Ethanol

X

X

Solvent

Tannic acid

X

 

Filtration aid

Egg white albumin

X

 

 

Casein

X

 

 

Gelatin

X

 

 

Isinglass

X

 

 

Vegetable oils

X

X

Greasing, releasing or anti-foaming agent.

Only when derived from organic production

Silicon dioxide gel or colloidal solution

X

 

 

Activated carbon

X

 

 

Talc

X

 

In compliance with the specific purity criteria for food additive E 553b

Bentonite

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: as a sticking agent for mead

Cellulose

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Gelatine production

Diatomaceous earth

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Gelatine production

Perlite

X

X

With regard to foodstuffs of animal origin: Gelatine production

Hazelnut shells

X

 

 

Rice meal

X

 

 

Beeswax

X

 

Releasing agent.

Beeswax from organic production

Carnauba wax

X

 

Releasing agent.

Only when derived from organic production.

Applicable as of 1 January 2022. Until that date, only when derived from organic raw material

Acetic acid/vinegar

 

X

Only when derived from organic production.

For fish processing only. From natural fermentation, Not to be produced by or from GMO

Thiamin hydrochloride

X

X

Only for use in processing of fruit wines, including cider and perry and mead

Diammonium phosphate

X

X

Only for use in processing of fruit wines, including cider and perry and mead

Wood fibre

X

X

The source of timber should be restricted to certified, sustainably harvested wood.

Wood used must not contain toxic components (post-harvest treatment, naturally occurring toxins or toxins from micro-organisms)

SECTION C — PROCESSING AIDS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF YEAST AND YEAST PRODUCTS

Name

Primary yeast

Yeast confections/ formulations

Specific conditions

Calcium chloride

X

 

 

Carbon dioxide

X

X

 

Citric acid

X

 

For the regulation of the pH in yeast production

Lactic acid

X

 

For the regulation of the pH in yeast production

Nitrogen

X

X

 

Oxygen

X

X

 

Potato starch

X

X

For filtering

Only when derived from organic production

Sodium carbonate

X

X

For the regulation of the pH

Vegetable oils

X

X

Greasing, releasing or anti-foaming agent Only when derived from organic production


(1)  Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279 of 14 July 2017 amending Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ L 184, 15.7.2017, p. 33).


ANNEX V

‘ANNEX VIIIa

Products and substances authorised for use or addition in organic products of the wine sector referred to in Article 29c

Type of treatment in accordance with Annex I A to Regulation (EC) No 606/2009

Name of products or substances

Specific conditions, restrictions within the limits and conditions set out in Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 and Regulation (EC) No 606/2009

Point 1: Use for aeration or oxygenation

Air

Gaseous oxygen

 

Point 3: Centrifuging and filtration

Perlite

Cellulose

Diatomeceous earth

Use only as an inert filtering agent

Point 4: Use in order to create an inert atmosphere and to handle the product shielded from the air

Nitrogen

Carbon dioxide

Argon

 

Points 5, 15 and 21: Use

Yeasts  (1), yeast cell walls

 

Point 6: Use

Di-ammonium phosphate

Thiamine hydrochloride

Yeast autolysates

 

Point 7: Use

Sulphur dioxide

Potassium bisulphite or potassium metabi-sulphite

(a)

The maximum sulphur dioxide content shall not exceed 100 milligrams per litre for red wines as referred to in point 1(a) of Part A of Annex I B to Regulation (EC) No 606/ 2009 and with a residual sugar level lower than 2 grams per litre;

(b)

The maximum sulphur dioxide content shall not exceed 150 milligrams per litre for white and rosé wines as referred to in point 1(b) of Part A of Annex I B to Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 and with a residual sugar level lower than 2 grams per litre;

(c)

For all other wines, the maximum sulphur dioxide content applied in accordance with Annex I B to Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 on 1 August 2010, shall be reduced by 30 milligrams per litre.

Point 9: Use

Charcoal for oenological use

 

Point 10: Clarification

Edible gelatine  (2)

Plant proteins from wheat or peas  (2)

Isinglass  (2)

Egg white albumin  (2)

Tannins  (2)

Potato proteins  (2)

Yeast protein extracts (2)

Casein

Chitosan derived from Aspergillus niger

Potassium caseinate

Silicon dioxide

Bentonite

Pectolytic enzymes

 

Point 12: Use for acidification purposes

Lactic acid

L(+)Tartaric acid

 

Point 13: Use for deacidification purposes

L(+)Tartaric acid

Calcium carbonate

Neutral potassium tartrate

Potassium bicarbonate

 

Point 14: Addition

Aleppo pine resin

 

Point 17: Use

Lactic bacteria

 

Point 19: Addition

L-Ascorbic acid

 

Point 22: Use for bubbling

Nitrogen

 

Point 23: Addition

Carbon dioxide

 

Point 24: Addition for wine stabilisation purposes

Citric acid

 

Point 25: Addition

Tannins  (2)

 

Point 27: Addition

Meta-tartaric acid

 

Point 28: Use

Acacia gum  (2) (= gum arabic)

 

Point 30: Use

Potassium bitartrate

 

Point 31: Use

Cupric citrate

 

Point 35: Use

Yeast mannoproteins

 

Point 38: Use

Oak chips

 

Point 39: Use

Potassium alginate

 

Point 44: Use

Chitosan derived from Aspergillus niger

 

Point 51: Use

Inactivated yeast

 

Type of treatment in accordance with Annex III, point A(2)(b) to Regulation (EC) No 606/2009

Calcium sulphate

Only for “vino generoso” or “vino generoso de licor”


(1)  For the individual yeast strains: if available, derived from organic raw material.

(2)  Derived from organic raw material if available.


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