Factsheet: BIO Austria directive

BIO Austria directive

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
BIO AUSTRIA Directive
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
BIO AUSTRIA Richtlinie
Description: 
Regulates the management of organic farming. E.g. limitation of nitrogen fertilizing below 170 kg/ha, Limitation of buying additional organic fertilizer, provides a lists allowed organic fertilizers. The feed has to originate primarily from Austria and has to be certified by BIO AUSTRIA - imports must be approved. Fish flour etc. is not allowed. Allowed conventional feed is listed especially for poultry and bigs. The directive supports a certain standard in animal welfare. The application of food additives is strictly limited.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate the management of organic farming.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
BIO Austria

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2010
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014