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Exemptions from Marketing Standards

Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 (no longer in forceprovides for the following exceptions and exemptions from the application of marketing standards required under Article 113a(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 (no longer in force).

The following products are not required to conform to the general marketing standard:

  • non-cultivated mushrooms of CN code 0709 59,
  • capers of CN code 0709 90 40,
  • bitter almonds of CN code 0802 11 10,
  • shelled almonds of CN code 0802 12,
  • shelled hazelnuts of CN code 0802 22,
  • shelled walnuts of CN code 0802 32,
  • pine nuts of CN code 0802 90 50, and
  • saffron of CN code 0910 20.

The following products are not required to conform to the marketing standards:

  • products intended for industrial processing or intended for animal feed or other non-food use - provided they are clearly marked with the words ‘intended for processing’ or ‘for animal feed’ or any other equivalent wording,
  • products transferred by the producer on his holding to consumers for their personal use
  • products having undergone a trimming or cutting making them ‘ready to eat’ or ‘kitchen ready’.

The following products within a given production area:

  • products sold or delivered by the grower to preparation and packaging stations or storage facilities, or shipped from his holding to such stations; and
  • products shipped from storage facilities to preparation and packaging stations.

As regards specific marketing standards, fresh fruit and vegetables not in Extra Class, at stages following dispatch, may show a slight lack of freshness and turgidity and slight deterioration due to their development and their tendency to perish.