The government of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a draft law on the legal framework for the regulation of organic production. This is stated in the message published on the website of the Cabinet.
“The purpose of the bill – the establishment of a legal framework for the regulation of relations in the field of organic production in part of products of plant, animal, microbial origin, as well as aquaculture in a natural, processed or processed form, consumed as food, used as feed for animals, planting and seeding material”, – stated in the message.
The bill provides for the creation of the unified state register of organic producers, which will contain information about manufacturers and the types they produce organic products. Government support included in the register of producers of organic products will be in accordance with the Federal law “About agriculture development”.
Introduced the concept of “organic”, “organic production” and “producers of organic products”. Provides for voluntary confirmation of compliance of organic production documents are developed and applied in the national system of standardization, and the creation of the unified state register of organic producers.
The bill also specifies requirements for the use of graphic image (label) for organic products. Also provides for the liability of a manufacturer of organic products for his use, with violations of the established requirements.