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IOA Organic Food and Farming Standards
The Organic Food and Farming Standards in Ireland set out the requirements for organic operators to comply with the EU Organic Regulations and additional stricter national standards.
The Standards are available to download below and contain all the information that you will need to know about being an organic operator.
Note to Organic Livestock Producers: Please be advised that to access all export markets for organic livestock produced in Ireland producers must operate to the Stricter Standards. Therefore when reading the Standards please note that the sections in red (3.06, 3.08 and 3.13) are not the relevant Standards so please read and adhere to the Stricter Standards to be compliant.
Additional legal information and guidelines
From time to time the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, as the Competent Authority for the implementation of the EU Organic Regulations, may issue written statements on laws and procedures. Relevant circulars and other guidance are outlined below.
In March 2020 an updated Code of Good Practice for end users of poultry litter was released by the DAFM. It is effective immediately. To read the full text CLICK HERE