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===References and Guidelines===
 
===References and Guidelines===
When ingredients are added during the production process of milk and yoghurt (e.g. strawberry yoghurt), organic products can not be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin. Aroma's also need to be from organic origin. [http://www.zuiverzuivel.nl/eko-demeter/biologisch.aspx] Chemical flavors damage the environment (water and air).
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When ingredients are added during the production process of milk and yoghurt (e.g. strawberry yoghurt), organic products cannot be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives. This means that all ingredients should come from natural sources. Also, the added aroma's such as sugar, fruit and cocoa should not be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives.  
  
This guideline is set by EKO [http://www.eko-keurmerk.nl/biologisch]. When a  product is labelled with the EKO sign, it indicates that the product has organic origin. The standards of EKO are made up by and protected by the European Commission. According to EKO, dairy should be produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa have to be from organic origin, in order to be certified organic.
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Aroma's also need to be from organic origin. [http://www.zuiverzuivel.nl/eko-demeter/biologisch.aspx] Chemical flavors damage the environment (water and air).
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This guideline is set by EKO [http://www.eko-keurmerk.nl/biologisch]. When a  product is labelled with the EKO sign, it indicates that the product has organic origin. The standards of EKO are made up by and protected by the European Commission. According to EKO, dairy should be produced without any chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and additives.
  
 
[http://www.demeter.net/ Demeter] certification always includes at least the EKO standards, and is therefore acknowledged for this question as well.  
 
[http://www.demeter.net/ Demeter] certification always includes at least the EKO standards, and is therefore acknowledged for this question as well.  
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Please note that some brands do not have an official certification for their products, but do have a concrete policy that includes this standard. When this standard is applied to at least 50% of the brand's products, this is sufficient for a 'Yes' as well.
 
Please note that some brands do not have an official certification for their products, but do have a concrete policy that includes this standard. When this standard is applied to at least 50% of the brand's products, this is sufficient for a 'Yes' as well.
  
Best Practice: Vecozuivel has 100% organic milk, which indicates that 100% (so at least 50%) of the dairy is produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin.
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Best Practice: Vecozuivel has 100% organic milk, which indicates that 100% (so at least 50%) of the dairy is produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives.
  
 
===Answering guidelines===
 
===Answering guidelines===

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Question

Is at least 50% of the dairy produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin?

  • Dutch version: Is ten minste 50% van de zuivel geproduceerd zonder chemische smaak-, geur- en kleurstoffen of conserveringsmiddelen en zijn de toevoegingen zoals suiker, fruit en cacao van biologische afkomst?
  • German version: Wurden mindestens 50 % der Milch ohne den Einsatz von chemischen Aromen, Geschmacks- / Farbstoffen oder Konservierungsstoffen hergestellt? Wurden Zutaten wie Zucker, Früchte oder Kakao zudem biologisch angebaut?

References and Guidelines

When ingredients are added during the production process of milk and yoghurt (e.g. strawberry yoghurt), organic products cannot be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives. This means that all ingredients should come from natural sources. Also, the added aroma's such as sugar, fruit and cocoa should not be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives.

Aroma's also need to be from organic origin. [1] Chemical flavors damage the environment (water and air).

This guideline is set by EKO [2]. When a product is labelled with the EKO sign, it indicates that the product has organic origin. The standards of EKO are made up by and protected by the European Commission. According to EKO, dairy should be produced without any chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and additives.

Demeter certification always includes at least the EKO standards, and is therefore acknowledged for this question as well.

Please note that some brands do not have an official certification for their products, but do have a concrete policy that includes this standard. When this standard is applied to at least 50% of the brand's products, this is sufficient for a 'Yes' as well.

Best Practice: Vecozuivel has 100% organic milk, which indicates that 100% (so at least 50%) of the dairy is produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives.

Answering guidelines

Answer Yes:

  • The [brand/company] produces at least 50% of the dairy without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin.

Answer No:

  • The [brand/company] does not produces at least 50% of the dairy without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin

Answer ?:

  • The [brand/company] does not specify what type of flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives are used for dairy production and whether additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa are from organic origin.