Fruits and derived products (ICS 67.080.10)
The specification for "selected quality" scheme - fruit and fruit products (14 page(s), in Slovenian)
The specification prescribes additional requirements for fruit and processed fruit, which relate to the production methods and to the quality of the fruit. The specification specifies methods of fruit production that meets a number of additional requirements that are not required by EU regulations and standards. The specification encourages producers and processors to a more environmentally friendly production, which ensure consumers fruits that are harvested in their optimal maturity.
The specification also applies requirements for the soluble dry matter of fruit for additional type of fruits like apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, persimmons, kiwis, figs, apricots, strawberries, american blueberries, raspberries and table grapes. The moisture content for walnuts and hazelnuts is also prescribed. Consequently, this ensures better fruit quality. The use of digestate is allowed only from small sewage treatment plants, short transport routes are prescribed, input of pure nitrogen into the ground is limited, the maximum width of the herbicide band is determined, plant protection products is limited to the organic or integrated production. The specification also specifies requirements for the storage and marketing of the fruit from the "selected quality" scheme. The specification refers to the fruit and fruit products produced and processed within one country. The requirements of the proposed specification therefore relate to the labelling with the logo indicating the country of production and the processing of the raw material.