The Codex Alimentarius (Latin for food
lawor food code) is a collection of internationally adopted
food standards. Food labelling is the primary means of communication between the
producer and seller of food on the one hand and the purchaser and consumer on
the other. The Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and
Marketing of Organically Produced Foods are published in this compact format
to allow their wide use and understanding by governments, regulatory
authorities, food industries and retailers, and consumers.