In Europe, European regulations 834-2007 and 889-2008 govern organic production. They define:

Production and transformation rules define:

Control conditions include:

For wines, from August 1, 2012 the new regulation came into effect and now allows the labelling of wines with the EU logo and the words "Organic wine + the name of the certifying body."

In France, each operator must:

The Regulation contains annexes defining the list of ingredients, auxiliaries and additives allowed in organic production. After conversion, each operator can use the organic farming logo, AB in France (Agriculture Biologique), in addition to the EU logo.

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There are several documents defining the regulations applied to organic products:

More information about regulations in France and in Europe:

The main French regulators certifying organic wines: