Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free: https://www.ghostery.com/fr/products/

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies/, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Realytics
Google Analytics
Spoteffects
Optimizely

Targeted advertising cookies

DoubleClick
Mediarithmics

The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at cil-dpo@inra.fr or by post at:

INRA
24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal

Home page

Quality of organic animal products

INRA Prod. Anim., 15(3), 161-169.

M. KOUBA

INRA, UMRVP, 35590 Saint-Gilles

Abstract 

’Organic’ is a labelling term that denotes products that have been produced in accordance with organic standards. There is a community regulation on organic livestock production (council regulation n° 1804/1999) that is applied in France (24/08/2000, CC REPAB F). There is a high demand for organic products in industrialised countries. It is therefore important to carefully consider the nutritional and sensory qualities and the safety of organic foods in order to identify problems and issues that require attention. The production of organic food of animal origin is done in many ways and uses many breeds. Therefore, a real comparison with conventionally produced food is difficult and there is a limited amount of published data. No clear trends have been established in terms of nutritional and organoleptic quality differences between organic and conventional foods. Organically produced food has lower levels of veterinary drugs and pesticides. The ’organic’ label provides also assurance to consumers that no food ingredient has been subject to irradiation and that genetically modified organisms have been excluded. However, it seems that organic farming could lead to a higher risk for the contamination of products by microbes present in animals and in manure. In summary, in some cases, organic food gets better marks, in others, conventionally produced food scores higher.

Download documents