New EU Organic logo comes into force

first_imgFrom today (1 July) all pre-packaged organic produce will need to carry the new Euro-leaf logo. The new EU organic logo was designed by German student Dusan Milenkovic after a pan-European competition was held by the European Commission.The aim of the new logo is to enhance consumer protection and promote organic farming. It will be obligatory for all pre-packaged organic products that derive from the 27 Member States and meet the necessary labelling standards. It will be optional for imported products.Operators will still be able to use national/private logos in addition to the compulsory EU logo. However, there will be a two years transition period for allowing its introduction on the packaging.  For more information visit http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organiclast_img read more