After the two year transition period came to an end on July 1, 2012, the official EU organic leaf logo is now obligatory on all pre-packaged organic food products produced in EU Members States which meet the necessary standards, however it remains optional for non-packed and imported organic products. Private, regional or national labels may continue to exist alongside the EU logo. Under a series of bilateral deals signed with third countries, non-EU organic products may be recognized if produced “under the same or equivalent conditions as EU producers”. However, their labels must clearly state the source of the product. Find out more HERE andHERE.
(Source: Ifoam Insider)
The Latvian potato starch manufacturer Aloja Starkelsen SIA focuses on production of certified organic potato starch. Aloja Starkelsen is the leader company in the Baltic Organic Potato project aiming to develop organic potato cultivation in the Baltic states – mainly Latvia and Estonia. Already the project has been successful in securing the raw-material base for Aloja Starkelsen’s expanding organic potato starch production. In 2011 Aloja Starkelsen and Finnish Finnamyl Ltd entered into cooperation for expanding organic potato starch production and market. Also in Finland an increase in organic starch potato cultivation has been achieved making Aloja Starkelsen and Finnamyl together the biggest organic starch producer in Northern Europe. Organic Food Finland is responsible for marketing and selling the organic potato starch from both sources. With both Aloja Starkelsen and Finnamyl expanding their organic potato starch production customers can count on consistent, reliable and long-term supply.
Aloja Starkelsen is exhibiting at Health Ingredients Europe on 13th to 15th November 2012 in Frankfurt. Please join us there at our stand at the Organic Pavilion, stand H36.
Feel free to contact me for any further information:
Erkki Pöytäniemi, tel: +358 50 5505225
email: erkki (at) organic-finland.com