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DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, LABELLING AND MARKETING OF ORGANICALLY PRODUCED FOODS (AT STEP 7 OF THE PROCEDURE)
SECTION 1. SCOPE
1.1 These guidelines apply to the following products which carry, or are intended to carry, descriptive labelling referring to organic production methods:
1.2 A product will be regarded as bearing indications referring to organic production methods where, in the labelling or claims, [-advertising material or commercial documents-], the product, or its ingredients, is described by:
1.3 Paragraph 1.2 does not apply where these terms clearly have no connection with the method of production.
1.4 These guidelines apply without prejudice to other Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) provisions governing the production, preparation, marketing, labelling and inspection of the products specified in paragraph 1. 1.
1.5 All materials and/or the products produced from genetically engineered organisms (GEO) are not compatible with the principles of organic production (either the growing, manufacturing, or processing) and therefore are not accepted under these guidelines.
Codex Alimentarius Working Group, May 27th, 1998. (Draft copy)
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