Consumers in Europe increasingly express their preference for food products that have been produced and processed by natural methods. The demand for organic beans and peas is growing. In order to market organic products in Europe, you must use organic production methods as specified in European legislation. Furthermore, you must have used these production methods for at least two years before you will be allowed to market the fruits and vegetables as organic.
In addition, you (or your importer) must apply for import authorisation from organic control bodies. After being audited by an accredited certifier, you will be entitled to use the European Union organic logo on your products, along with the logo of the standard holder, for example Soil Association (especially relevant in the UK), Naturland (Germany) or BioSuisse (Switzerland). Regardless of several minor differences, all of these standards comply with the European Union legislation on organic production and labelling.