What you need to know about the 2022 EU organic regulations

  • What is the current situation?
  • What are the new rules from 1 January 2022?
  • How can Givaudan help?
What is the current situation?

The organic market is booming, as more and more consumers choose food produced using natural ingredients and processes for taste, health and environmental reasons.

The EU has strict rules on what can and cannot be labelled as ‘organic’, and in January 2022, these rules will change. The new legislation will have an impact on the flavourings and extracts you are allowed to use in your organic food and beverages. With our broad portfolio of flavours and extracts and our team of taste and regulatory experts, Givaudan is here to help.

What is the current situation?

Until the end of December 2021, organic food and beverages produced in the EU may contain:

  • Natural flavourings
  • Natural source flavouring with other natural flavourings (WONF)
  • Conventional or organic-certified natural source flavouring (95:5)
  • Conventional or organic-certified extracts

Download our brochure or contact us to learn how we can co-create great-tasting organic solutions that do good and feel good for body, mind and planet.

What are the new rules from 1 January 2022?

What are the new rules from 1 January 2022?

To keep organic certification, end products will only be allowed to contain:

  • Conventional or organic-certified natural source flavourings (95:5)
  • Conventional or organic-certified extracts

This means that any organic products containing natural flavourings and natural source flavouring will require reformulation.

To keep organic certification, only 95:5 flavourings and extracts are allowed
 

Only 95:5 flavourings and extracts are allowed to be organic certified

How can Givaudan help?

What organic solutions are available for functional and nutritional ingredients?

Givaudan proposes organic certified products, and for some ranges, only organic compliant solutions.

Impact of new organic legislation on functional and nutritional ingredients

How can Givaudan help?

We offer the following services and support to help you prepare:

Organic-suitable ingredients Compliance letters Consulting services
Givaudan’s portfolio includes nearly 400 great tasting flavourings and extracts that meet the new requirements, including strawberry, lemon, vanilla, chicken, beef, and many more. Our specially trained experts can help you reformulate your products as needed, without compromising on taste. If needed, we can provide an organic suitability statement about the natural flavourings and extracts used in your product. Each EU country has a different control body, so the exact requirements for organic certification vary slightly among the different member states. Our team of specialists can help guide you through the certification process, no matter where you are based.

 

Download our brochure or contact us to learn how we can co-create great-tasting organic solutions that do good and feel good for body, mind and planet.

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