Ordinance On The Production And Marketing Of Organic Live Chickens

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om produktion og markedsføring af økologiske levekyllinger

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Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1 Application and definitions

Chapter 2 marketing

Chapter 3 Feed

Chapter 4 Welfare

Chapter 5 mutilations, disease prevention and veterinary care

Chapter 6 Complaint

Chapter 7 Penal provisions for entry into force and The full text of the Ordinance on the production and marketing of organic live chickens

Under section 7 (3), § 14, § 15, § 17, § 18, paragraph 1, and article 24, paragraphs 2 and 3 of law No. 463 of 17. June 2008, økologiloven, and under the authority shall be based on:

Chapter 1

Application and definitions

§ 1. For the purposes of this Ordinance by living chicken chickens until 18. week of life, to be included in a laying production.

§ 2. Organic live chickens, which are legally produced or marketed in the other Member States of the European Union or EEA countries are not subject to the provisions of this Ordinance.

§ 3. Live chickens produced in this country, there are or are intended to bear indications referring to organic production methods must be produced in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, in the Ordinance on organic agricultural production, etc., in the "Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 834/2007 of 28. June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 2092/91 "(Council Regulation) and in" Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 889/2008 of 5. September 2008 on the implementation rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of 28. June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control "(Commission Regulation).

Chapter 2


§ 4. Live chickens can only be marketed as organic, if the birds are inserted in an organic production system, before they are three days old.

(2). Live chickens, which are inserted in an organic production system, must not be næbtrimmede.

Chapter 3


§ 5. Roughage, fresh or dried fodder, or silage must be part of the daily ration.

§ 6. Fattening methods must be rescheduled at any stage of the rearing. Force-feeding is forbidden.

-Conversion feedingstuffs

§ 7. -Conversion feedingstuffs must, on average, constitute more than 30% of the feed schedule.

(2). When conversion feedingstuffs come from one of the farm's own devices, this percentage shall be increased to 60 per cent.

§ 8. Not more than 20 per cent of the overall average feed consumption must originate from the grazing or harvesting of permanent pastures or perennial forage parcels, there is in the first year of conversion to organic production, provided that such land is a part of the holding and not in the previous five years have been part of an organic production unit on this accomplishment.

(2). If using feed from the restructuring as well as feed from parcels in their first year of conversion, must feed the plan's overall share of such feedingstuffs shall not exceed the maximum percentages laid down in article 7, paragraphs 1 and 2.

§ 9. Shares of conversion feed which incorporated, must be specified as a percentage of the dry matter of feedingstuffs of agricultural origin. Dry matter percentage is calculated per animal per day.

Feed materials and feedingstuffs

§ 10. Non-organic feed materials from plant and animal origin may be used in organic production, however, subject to the restrictions referred to in article 43 in the Commission Regulation, and only if they are listed in annex V of Commission Regulation, and satisfy the conditions laid down therein.

(2). Organic feed materials from animal origin and feed materials from mineral origin can only be used in organic production, if they are listed in annex V of Commission Regulation and the conditions laid down therein are fulfilled.

(3). Products and by-products of the fishing industry can only be used in organic production, if they are listed in annex V of Commission Regulation and the conditions laid down therein are fulfilled.

(4). Feed additives, certain products used ifoderstoffer, and processing AIDS can be used in organic production only if they are listed in annex VI of Commission Regulation and the conditions laid down therein are fulfilled.

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§ 11. Live chickens in conditions must be adapted to their health, biological and behavioural needs, and the animals ' natural movement and behavioural patterns must be safeguarded.

§ 12. The animals must have easy access to feed and fresh drinking water.

§ 13. Dead animals should immediately be removed, and the number shall be recorded in a logbook indicating the suspected cause of death.

§ 14. Live chicks should not be kept in cages.

§ 15. In poultry houses stocking density must not exceed 15 animals per m2 or 21 kg liveweight per m2.

§ 16. Each poultry house must not contain 4,800 live chickens.

§ 17. The animals must have unimpeded access to a sufficiently large and drag-free area.

§ 18. Insulation, heating and ventilation of the poultry houses must ensure that air circulation, dust level, temperature, relative air humidity and gas concentration must be kept within limits which do not result in discomfort to the animals.

(2). There should be ample natural ventilation in poultry houses.

(3). In the poultry houses must ammonia concentration does not exceed 25 ppm.

§ 19. In poultry houses, there must be so much natural light, it is possible to read a plain text in at least half of the stables.

(2). Daylight in poultry houses can be supplemented with artificial light, so that daily is light for up to 16 hours with a continuous nocturnal rest period without artificial light of at least 8 hours.

(3). The Danish plant Directorate can in individual cases for a limited period of time, grant a derogation from the rule in paragraph 1, provided that the manufacturer finds concrete problems with animal welfare in the crew, such as

1) that the animals go in for early planning,

2) feather pecking and

3) cannibalism.

(4). Exemption application must be accompanied by a plan of welfare problems.

§ 20. In poultry houses at least one-third of the ground surface must be solid, IE. not be a galley or slat flooring construction, and be covered with sand, soil, peat or similar, so that it can be used as dust badnings area.

(2). In poultry houses to be a sufficiently large part of the area, the hens have access to, be designed for collecting their excrement.

(3). The poultry houses must be equipped with perches for all animals. Perches must be at least 18 cm per animal.

§ 21. The poultry houses must have entry and exit holes of a size that is appropriate for the birds, and these holes must together be at least 4 m per 100 m2 of the husareal, who at any time is available for the birds.

(2). The entrance and exit holes must be evenly distributed against outdoor areas with so that the whole flock has unimpeded access to come out.

(3). If poultry house is equipped with a solid extension of solid construction with a minimum width of 1 m, which the birds have free access to 24 hours a day, the size of the entrance and exit holes between the inner barn and the extension must be at least 1.5 m per 100 m2 of the husareal, who at any time is available for the birds. The extension must be able to be sealed against outdoor areas with.

§ 22. The available outdoor space must be at least 1 m2 per head.

§ 23. Outdoor areas must be covered by vegetation and depending on the climatic conditions and the relevant race present sufficient protection against rain, wind, Sun, extreme temperatures and predators.

§ 24. Live chickens must, when they are full feathered at approximately 6-7 weeks of age, have access to an attractive facilities, when weather conditions permit, and shall, wherever possible, have such access for at least a third of their life.

(2). Notwithstanding paragraph 1, live chickens under 9 weeks are kept inside the period between the 1. October and 15. April.

§ 25. Outdoor areas with must be arranged so that the distance to the nearest entrance hole for shed building no place exceeds 150 m.

(2). The Danish plant Directorate may grant a derogation from the requirement referred to in paragraph 1, so that the distance can be extended to 350 m.

Chapter 5

Mutilations, disease prevention and veterinary care

section 26. It is forbidden to cut or grind the beaks on live chickens (næbtrimme).

§ 27. The use of chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products or antibiotics for preventive treatments is prohibited, in accordance with article 3. However, section 28, paragraph 3.

(2). The use of growth promoters (including antibiotics, coccidiostatics and other artificial AIDS for growth promotion), and the use of hormones or similar substances to control reproduction or for other purposes (URf.eks. induction or synchronisation of oestrus) shall be prohibited.

(3). If live chickens come from non-organic farms, which, depending on the local conditions, required special measures, URf.eks. inspections and quarantine periods.

(4). Housing, pens, equipment and utensils must be cleaned and disinfected to prevent cross-infection and the development of disease-carrying organisms. Faeces, urine and uneaten or spread feed be removed as often as necessary, to reduce the smell and avoid attracting insects and rodents. For the purposes of article 14, paragraph 1, subparagraph (f)), in the Council regulation can only products listed in annex VII of Commission Regulation used for cleaning and disinfection of buildings, installations and tools to live chickens. Rodenticides (may only be used in traps) and products listed in annex II of Commission Regulation may be used for the eradication of insects and other pests in buildings and other installations where kept live chickens.

(5). There must be an idle period between the breeding of two poultry flocks. During this period must be cleaned and disinfected the building and its equipment. Also need chicken coop rest after the breeding of a poultry flock, so the vegetation can grow back, and there can be observed an idle period. The idling period length is provided in section 22 of the Ordinance on organic agricultural production, etc., the operator shall keep evidence for compliance with this period. These requirements do not apply to live chickens, which are not reared in herds which are not kept in chicken farms, and which can move freely throughout the day.

Animal medical treatment

section 28. If an animal in spite of disease preventive measures as provided for in article 14, paragraph 1, point (e)), nr. in), in Council regulation becomes sick or injured, it must be treated immediately, if necessary in isolation, and in relevant premises.

(2). Phytotherapeutic products, homeopathic solutions, trace elements and products listed in annex V, part 3, and in annex VI, part 1.1, in Commission Regulation shall be used in preference to chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products or antibiotics, provided that they have an effective therapeutic effect on the species in question and the condition, the treatment is designed for.

(3). If the application of the measures provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 are not effective at combating the disease, or the relief of damage, can chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products or antibiotics are used under the responsibility of a veterinarian.

(4). If an animal or group of animals must be subjected to more than one treatments with chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products or antibiotics, with the exception of vaccinations and treatments against parasites and compulsory eradication programmes-do the animals concerned or products derived therefrom cannot be sold as organic products, and animals must undergo the conversion periods laid down in article 38, paragraph 1 (c)), in Commission Regulation. Records with evidence of the presence of such circumstances shall be retained for use by the Danish plant Directorate.

(5). The withdrawal period between the last administration of the veterinary medicinal product to an animal allopatisk under normal conditions of use and the production of organically produced foodstuffs from such animals must be twice as long as the statutory detention period referred to in article 11 of Directive 2001/82/EC or, where no such period is not specified, 48 hours.

Chapter 6


section 29. Complaint against the Danish plant Directorate decisions after this notice must be submitted within four weeks from the date of receipt of the decision. The complaint must be addressed to the Ministry for food, agriculture and fisheries, and must be submitted to the Danish plant Directorate.

(2). Regardless of whether there are complaints about a decision without prejudice. (1) can the Danish plant Directorate resume proceedings if the Directorate assesses that there is the possibility that new information in the case might lead to a different decision.

Chapter 7

Criminal and commencement provisions

section 30. With less higher penalty is inflicted for other legislation, is punishable by a fine, the

1) violates § 3, §§ 4-18, article 19, paragraphs 1 and 2, §§ 20-23, section 24, paragraph 1, article 25, paragraph 1, § § 26-28,

2) violates the provisions of Commission Regulation, or

3) overrides the conditions for permits or waivers granted pursuant to the notice.

(2). That can be imposed on companies, m. v. (legal persons) criminal liability according to the Penal Code 5. Chapter.

section 31. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. January 2009.
The Danish plant Directorate, the 21. November 2008 Ole p. Kristensen/Dorthe Nielsen

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