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)