29th January 2024
As the changes made to the definitions and production rules directly impact organic businesses, Defra would like to take the opportunity to seek feedback from Control Bodies, Industry Groups and organic businesses directly; before inviting wider comments on the draft regulations as part of a public consultation.
This will not be the only opportunity to provide comments on the production rules and definitions. However, your feedback at this stage will help to identify areas of the regulations to retain or change and will help to shape how the production rules and definitions are developed.
Defra kindly request that any feedback is specific and meaningful. This means providing comments on specific articles of the regulations, providing clear suggestions or workable solutions, rather than simply saying something does not work, needs to change, or is missing. They are looking for your insights into:
Defra have published an information note with further details:
If you have any questions, please email the Defra Organics Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your feedback to email@example.com using the templates:
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