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Marketing standards for agricultural and fishery products

Products from organic production

Marketing standards for agricultural and fishery products

EU marketing standards for agricultural and fishery products that are supplied fresh to the consumer are designed to guarantee quality.

Under the common marketing system for agricultural products, the requirements vary by product. This variation takes into account aspects like freshness, size, quality, presentation, tolerances, etc.

The marketing standards for fishery products classify by quality, size or weight, packing, presentation and labelling.

The EU countries conduct documentary and physical checks to ensure that imported products comply with these marketing standards.

Products from organic production

Products complying with the rules for EU organic farming can bear the EU organic farming logo. This logo certifies that the product has been manufactured according to organic standards.

There is a strict certification process for producing and marketing organic products with labels and logos on the EU market.

More information on EU policy in organic farming