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Written by Defra Press Office

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Recent coverage in BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, Farmers Guardian, the Grocer and Farming UK reports on the EU Commission’s decision to approve a regulation to recognise the UK control bodies as certifying to an equivalent EU standard until 31 December 2021, for the purpose of trade in organics.

This means that the organic food and drink industry in the UK will be able to operate with increased certainty after the end of the Transition Period.

This reciprocates the UK’s decision to do the same for the EU control bodies a few weeks ago.

Food Minister Victoria Prentis welcomed this decision:

This decision means the UK’s organic food and drink industry will have the certainty it needs to flourish after the end of the Transition Period.

Consumers at home and abroad will continue to be able to buy and enjoy produce from our excellent organic farmers, food producers and processors.
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