Producers alerted to organic logo law

Organic producers have been warned that they need to ensure their packaging includes the EU's organic logo, along with associated wording, from the end of June.

Certification body Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) compliance manager Steve Clarkson said the logo will be required by law.

But he added: "Based on the feedback we are getting from the industry, we have concerns that the deadline hasn't reached the ears of everyone who needs to know."

He said neither the EU nor Defra had issued a general alert to growers, but added: "That doesn't provide a defence for anyone who falls foul of the regulation." The OF&G guidance is available from ofng.me/eu.


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