Organic canteens: a decree on the Italian Official Gazette (IT)


The decree on "Criteria and requirements for organic school canteens" (approved on 18 December 2017) has now been published in the Italian Official Gazette No 79 of 5 April 2018.

The Decree, signed by the Minister of Agriculture Martina, together with the Minister of Education, University and Research and with the Minister of Health, defines the minimum percentages of organic products to be used in school meals as well the requisites and technical specifications needed to qualify the meals service as organic.

To submit  the application for registration to the list of the organic school canteens contracting stations , a web-based computer platform will be made available shortly by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

Specific funds for organic canteens have also been ensured by another specific decree.

DM of 18 December 2017

Source: Mipaaf