Organicity, a project that aims to promote high quality organic products and organic certification in South-East Asia, organized the “Discover Quality European Organic with Organicity” workshop on Friday, 27 November 2015 in Malaysia. The purpose of the workshop is to support the future needs of Asian markets for international organic certification and technical support for Organic food production.
Organicity Project, a 3-year project (2014-2017), serves as an informative and promotional project to grow the awareness of the organic products and European Organic Certification in South-East Asia, and also to support the trade development of the certified organic business member, under the management of the project leader, Bioagricoop s.c.r.l., an Italian non-profit organization since 1984.
Mr Riccardo Cozzo, the president of Bioagricoop, emphasized the 3 main goals of the Organicity project in his presentation:
1. To educate consumers in the aspect of the intrinsic characteristics of organic farming products,
2. To encourage more consumption of organic food based on the European organic certification with significant added value.
3. To motivate importers, distributors, and restaurateurs to the quality of European Organic Products in major retail stores.
To support the Organicity Project, Chef Jochen Kern (Project Manager of Berjaya University College of Hospitality) and Chef Federico Michieletto (President of Bocuse d’or Malaysia) prepared some international cuisine using the European certified organic products.
Our guests include Mario Sammartino (Ambassador of the Italian Embassy in KL), Dr Porsia (Italian Trade Commissioner), Mr KC Lim (ALIVE Group), Madam Selina Gan (CEO Opika), Mr Ong Kung Wai (Director of OAM), Loke Siew Foong (Managing Director of Radiant Whole Food), Eric Lim (Raintree Sustainable Produce), Chang Lay Hoon and Ling Mei Lee(JustLife), Rachael Tai (Director of JustLife) came to support Organicity Workshop at Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square KL.
The European Union has council regulations that control the organic production:
• 834/2007 on organic production and product label
• 889/2009 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of council regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and product labels.
• 1235/08 laying down detailed rules for implementation of council regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries.
Mr Riccardo had also explained the use of best environmental practices, biodiversity and to preserve natural resources are the main keys leading to the organic production value. Other aspects such as the farming process, the processing of organic food, and also the certification process will need to be evaluated in order to have organic products in Malaysia to be certified under the European Union Label, which is also called as «The Leaf» as per the logo design.
To get to know more about the Bioagricoop Organic Certification, please contact Ms Carla Gambini, the senior project manager via her email at [email protected] or you can reach Carla at its office number +39 051 6199753.