In the EU, organic food is identified by a special logo. The main objective of the European logo is to make organic products easier to be identified by the consumers. Furthermore it is a visual instrument to identify the EU organic products.
The EU Organic Logo is often named ”Euro-leaf” and symbolizes the marriage of Europe (the stars derived from the European flag), nature and sustainability. The combination of these symbols creates a unique visual element that is self explanatory and appealing.
The EU Organic Logo is introduced by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 271/2010 of March 2010. The EU Organic Logo indicates that this product is in full conformity with the conditions and regulations for the organic farming sector established by the European Union.
Whenever the EU Organic Logo is used on a product, it always has to be accompanied by the code number of the control body/authorities and the place where the agricultural raw materials of which the product is composed have been farmed.