Information about origin compound products - plant products
Information about origin can be enlightening for contracting authorities, e.g. which environmental laws applied to the production. Traceability is a prerequisite for being able to track any product defects and ensuring that the product meets the correct quality requirements.
- Technical specification
For compound products with a raw material content of cereals, sugar, fruit, vegetables etc. of over 20% of the individual product, written information regarding where (crop land) the raw material is cultivated and processed must be provided on request.
- Information of origin in product database
- Labelling on the product
- Delivery note or equivalent
Subject matter of contract
Sustainably produced fruit
Information about the criterion
Indicate clearly in the tender documentation which compound foods are covered by the requirement.
Within the EU, there are statutory requirements for traceability for a number of product groups such as meat, honey, olive oil as well as fruit and vegetables. Discussions are also being held on introducing mandatory traceability requirements for other food, but there are currently none for cereals or sugar.
Today there are traceability systems for all sorts of foods, which have systems that aim to provide information on individual items, outer packaging, pallets or batches. Companies which make use of such systems get control of where the ingredients and finished products come from and where they are delivered.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date