Approval status import products

The approval list shows which imported products are approved by Bio Suisse for marketing with the bud and under which conditions (regions of origin and any restrictions).

Not all approved products are effectively imported. The exact country of origin of the raw materials for the currently imported products can be found in the list
origin of imported bud raw products (only in German or French)
For non-approved / listed products, a license application (only in German or French) must be submitted to Bio Suisse.

Region of origin
Approval status
No results
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Honey
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico).
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
pdf with detailed justification follows in German and French
Honey
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
20.09.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Document only in German or French Document
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Brown trout whole, fresh (Salmo trutta fario)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- transport unpacked on ice
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Char
Europe
rejected
-
14.11.2023
-
Production in Switzerland possible at several fish farmers
Eaglefish whole, fresh (Argyrosomus regius)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- transport unpacked on ice
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
07.04.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fish sticks frozen (Pangasius hypophtalmus)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
04.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Gilthead seabream fillets fresh (Sparus aurata)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Filleting in the country of origin
- Transport unpacked on ice
26.02.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Gilthead seabream whole, fresh (Sparus aurata)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- transport unpacked on ice
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
03.04.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Mussels (live) (Mytilus edulis)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
11.10.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pangasius fillet frozen (Pangasius hypophtalmus)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Tropical freshwater fish. Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Guidelines, Part II, Art. 5.7.3).
Pangasius portioned frozen (Pangasius hypophtalmus)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Tropical freshwater fish. Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Guidelines, Part II, Art. 5.7.3).
Pangasius whole frozen (Pangasius hypophtalmus)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Tropical freshwater fish. Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Guidelines, Part II, Art. 5.7.3).
Rainbow trout whole, fresh (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- transport unpacked on ice
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Salmon fillet fresh (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific formulation approved for retail packaging
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
- currently hardly any / no production in CH
- pdf with detailed justification follows
Salmon fillet frozen (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
- currently hardly any / no production in CH
- pdf with detailed justification follows
Salmon portioned frozen (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
- currently hardly any / no production in CH
- pdf with detailed justification follows
Salmon whole frozen (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Salmon whole, fresh (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- transport unpacked on ice
- only simple processing in the country of origin
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Schlemmerfilet frozen (Pangasius hypophtalmus)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
04.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sea bass fillet fresh (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Filleting in the country of origin
- Transport unpacked on ice
26.02.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sea bass whole, fresh (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- transport unpacked on ice
- only simple processing in the country of origin
15.07.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sea bass whole, fresh (Dicentrarchus labrax) (Protective atmosphere)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
15.07.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Shrimps frozen (Metapenaeus ensis, Metapenaeus monoceros, Litopenaeus vannamei)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Guidelines, Part II, Art. 5.7.3)
Smoked salmon (Salmo salar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
17.01.2020
-
Processing / manufacturing in Switzerland is possible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Tilapia fillet frozen (Tilapia spp.)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently hardly / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Tropical freshwater fish. Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Bio Suisse guidelines, part II, chap. 5.7.3).
Tilapia whole frozen (Tilapia spp.)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently hardly / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Tropical freshwater fish. Fish production in closed rooms or recirculation systems is not permitted (Bio Suisse guidelines, part II, chap. 5.7.3).
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Straw (bedding)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Mayonnaise
Europe
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Mustard
Europe
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Pesto Rosso
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.04.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Origin typical product with main ingredients from Italy
Pesto Rosso (Vegan)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.04.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Origin typical product with main ingredients from Italy
Pesto Verde
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.04.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Origin typical product with main ingredients from Italy
Pesto Verde (Vegan)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Origin typical product with main ingredients from Italy
Salad dressing
Europe
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Soy sauce
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland and Europe currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Thai curry pastes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Typical product origin with regional ingredients
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
4-grain wafers with sesame seeds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Cookies and cookies filled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Grissini
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Ladyfingers
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
26.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Mini rice cakes milk chocolate
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Mini rice cakes with honey
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Mini rice wafers dark chocolate
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Multigrain toast with spelt
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Rice wafers
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Sesame pretzel
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Spelt mini pretzel
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Spelt waffles
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Wheat toast light
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
09.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Wholemeal toast
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
5 cereals drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Almond drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material only from Europe / MAS
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Cashew drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Chickpeas drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material only from Europe / MAS
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Hazelnut drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material only from Europe / MAS
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Oat drink (gluten-free)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Quinoa drink (with and without other ingredients)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Rice drink (with and without other ingredients)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Soy drink
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
26.10.2020
-
Processing / manufacturing in Switzerland is possible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Soybean extract
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Amaranth
Overseas
restricted approved
only from small farmers' cooperatives recognized according to Bio Suisse guidelines
20.12.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Barley (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Barley (fodder)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
15.09.2023
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Barley flakes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Brewing malt / products
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
15.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Buckwheat peeled
Overseas
restricted approved
Peeling allowed outside CH
pending
in review
Not yet available
Buckwheat peeled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Peeling allowed outside CH
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Buckwheat unpeeled
Overseas
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Buckwheat unpeeled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Bulgur
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Production in the country of origin of durum wheat
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Corn - grain corn (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
04.05.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Corn flour (baby food)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
17.12.2018
until 31.12.2020; reassessment if required
Not yet available
Corn grits
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
06.09.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Corn grits
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Corn starch
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Couscous
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Production of durum wheat semolina only in Switzerland, Italy and Austria
31.10.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Crunchy Müesli (gluten-free)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.07.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Durum wheat
Overseas
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Durum wheat
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Einkorn
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Emmer
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Green spelt
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
05.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Liquid malt diastatic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
11.04.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Maize - corn in grains (food grain)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
06.09.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Malt extrudate
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Millet
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
pending
Industry talks in progress
Not yet available
Millet peeled (baby food)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
16.07.2018
until 31.12.2020; reassessment if required
Not yet available
Oat bran
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Oat fiber
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Oat wholemeal flour (gluten-free)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
27.07.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Oatmeal
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Oatmeal (gluten-free)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
27.07.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Oats (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Oats (fodder)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
15.09.2023
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pasta di Gragnano IGP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from the Italian provinces of Gragnano (IGP = protected designation of origin)
- specific recipe approved
16.12.2022
Until revocation
IGP = Protected Designation of Origin (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Potato starch
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
07.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Quinoa
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru)
05.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Quality in Europe / MAS not as high as from the highlands in Bolivia / Peru / Ecuador. Important source of income for small farmers.
Approved farms from Bolivia are all Fairtrade certified.
Rice - typical Asian varieties (generally long grain rice; fragrant and perfumed rice etc.)
Overseas
approved
Note: parboiled approved
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only in sub-tropical / tropical climates (partially, depending on variety);
Cultivation of typical Asian rice varieties such as Basmati in CH / Europe / MAS would be neither authentic nor competitive.
Rice - typical European varieties (generally round / medium grain rice; risotto, milk, paella rice, etc.)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
Note: parboiled approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rice - various long-grain rice varieties (top long-grain rice, patna rice, long-grain parboiled rice, red rice, etc.)
Overseas
approved
Note: parboiled approved
pending
in review
Not yet available
Rice - various long-grain rice varieties (top long-grain rice, patna rice, long-grain parboiled rice, red rice, etc.)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
Note: parboiled approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rice - various round and medium-grain rice varieties (sticky rice, sushi rice, balilla, etc.)
Overseas
approved
Note: parboiled approved
pending
in review
Not yet available
Rice - various round and medium-grain rice varieties (sticky rice, sushi rice, balilla, etc.)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
Note: parboiled approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rye (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
according to regulations organic bread cereals
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Rye (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
15.09.2023
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Rye bran
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Rye malt swelling flour
Europa
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
04.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Spelt (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
according to regulations organic bread cereals
04.05.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Spelt (edible) hulled / peeled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
2010
-
Processing / manufacturing in Switzerland is possible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Spelt (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Spelt bran
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Spelt husks
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Triticale (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
according to regulations organic bread cereals
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Triticale (fodder)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
15.09.2023
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Wheat (edible)
Overseas
restricted approved
according to regulations organic bread cereals
04.05.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Wheat (edible)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
according to regulations organic bread cereals
04.05.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Wheat (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Wheat bran
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Wheat gluten
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Only one manufacturer in Switzerland
Wheat gluten hydrolyzed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
23.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Wheat starch
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Wheat swell flour
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Wheat swell starch
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Only one manufacturer in Switzerland
Wild rice
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
no occurrence in Europe / MAS (cultivation in Finland in small quantities)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Chocolate bar 100% cocoa content (Carton box)
Overseas
restricted approved
Cocoa from smallholder cooperatives
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cocoa beans
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cocoa butter
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
31.05.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cocoa mass / liquor
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
31.05.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cocoa powder
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
31.05.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Coffee
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coffee capsules
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
14.12.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Coffee cherries dried (Cascara)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coffee soluble
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Almond oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
29.04.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Avocado oil
Overseas
restricted approved
- only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Kenya)
- only simple processing in the country of origin
05.02.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2034
pdf with detailed justification follows in German and French
Coconut oil
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Gold of pleasure oil (Camelina sativa)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Hemp oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Linseed oil (Linum usitatissimum)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
31.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Not yet available
Olive oil ( Small containers)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
14.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Olive oil (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Olive oil with spices
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved
- Raw material only from Alentejo / Portugal
06.05.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Palm fat / oil
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Palm kernel oil
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Palm stearin
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Palmolein
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Pumpkin seed oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rapeseed oil cold pressed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Rapeseed oil deodorized
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Rapeseed oil raw
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Rapeseed oil refined
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Sesame oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sunflower oil HO
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Sunflower oil deodorized
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Sunflower oil refined
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Sunflower oil standard (cold pressed)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
24.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Virgin coconut oil
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
23.10.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Dairy products / Cheese
Europe
restricted approved
only a few cheeses of protected origin are permitted; individual clarifications necessary
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Feta AOP whole / cubes
Europe
restricted approved
- only from Greece (AOP = protected origin)
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
2008
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Gorgonzola DOP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont (DOP = Protected Designation of Origin).
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
2014
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Manouri AOP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from Greece (AOP = protected origin)
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
18.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from certain provinces in southern Italy (PDO = Protected Designation of Origin).
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
13.05.2020
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2) Document
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from certain provinces in northern Italy (DOP = protected origin)
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
2018
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Taleggio DOP
Europe
restricted approved
- only from the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto (DOP = Protected Designation of Origin).
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
2014
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Chanterelles fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Chanterelles frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dried morels
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Herb mushrooms fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
for cultivated mushrooms: Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Morels fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Mushrooms fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
for cultivated mushrooms: Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Mushrooms frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- for cultivated mushrooms: Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Oyster mushrooms / mushrooms fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
for cultivated mushrooms: Bio Suisse single import permit required
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Porcini mushrooms dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Porcini mushrooms fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Porcini mushrooms frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Porcini powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Shii-take fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
for cultivated mushrooms: Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
mushrooms canned
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
30.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Egg white powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Eggs fresh (for processing)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Whole egg pasteurized
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Whole egg powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Bergamot oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon peel oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lime peel oil
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Orange peel oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Palmarosa oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sea buckthorn oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Tangerine peel oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Vanilla oil
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Alfalfa / hay (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- only as bedding or for feeding to non-ruminants
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Dried sugar beet pulp
Europe
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Not yet available
Field beans (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Hay (bedding)
Europe
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- only as bedding or for feeding to non-ruminants
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Linseed cake (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse Guidelines Part V, Directive 2.1.4
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Lupine pellets (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Lupine seeds (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Oat cream (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Potato protein (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse Guidelines Part V, Directive 2.1.4
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Protein peas dried (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Rapeseed cake (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse Guidelines Part V, Directive 2.1.4
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sesame cake (feed)
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse Guidelines Part V, Directive 2.1.4
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Silage (hay, alfalfa and corn)
Europe
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- only as bedding or for feeding to non-ruminants
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Soybean cake (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Soybean cake meal (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Soybean oil (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Soybeans raw (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Soybeans toasted (forage)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Stillage (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
according to regulations bud feed grain
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sugar beet pulp pellets
Europe
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Not yet available
Sunflower cake (animal feed)
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse Guidelines Part V, Directive 2.1.4
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Whole corn pellets
Europe
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- only as bedding or for feeding to non-ruminants
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Aceto Balsamico rosso IGP
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only from the Italian provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IGP = Protected Designation of Origin)
- specific formulation approved for retail packaging
07.04.2020
Until revocation
AOC / DOP product (cf. Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Condimento Bianco
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific formulation approved for retail packaging
- Main ingredient only from Italy
17.03.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH, product typical of origin
Crema all'Aceto Balsamico IGP
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only from the Italian provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IGP = Protected Designation of Origin).
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
21.06.2018
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Red wine vinegar raspberry
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
25.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Production in Switzerland not possible or only possible to a limited extent
White wine vinegar with tarragon
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
25.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Production in Switzerland not possible or only possible to a limited extent
apple vinegar
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
-specific recipe approved
-raw material if possible CH-Knospe apples, otherwise Bio Suisse single import permit necessary
02.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Aronia juice frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
07.06.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Cranberry juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Cranberry juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Fruit juices HPP
Overseas
restricted approved
only for tropical fruits from overseas
27.01.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
- The production of HPP juices in this volume is not possible in CH.
- Juice production in the country of origin and / or directly on arrival in Europe ecologically sensible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Grape juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Grapefruit juice
Overseas
restricted approved
- applies to grapefruit juice fresh, aseptic, -concentrate and / or frozen.
- only for juice from fruits of producer groups (no large plantations)
05.11.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Document only in German or French Document
Grapefruit juice
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
applies to grapefruit juice fresh, aseptic, -concentrate and / or frozen
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Kiwi juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Lemon juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon juice concentrate aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon juice concentrate frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon juice frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lime juice frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Orange juice
Overseas
restricted approved
- applies to grapefruit juice fresh, aseptic, -concentrate and / or frozen.
- only for juice from fruits of producer groups (no large plantations)
21.02.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Document only in German or French Document
Orange juice
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
applies to orange juice fresh, aseptic, -concentrate and / or frozen
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pineapple juice aseptic
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pomegranate juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH Document
Pomegranate juice frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Rhubarb juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Sea buckthorn juice aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Tangerine juice fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Tangerine juice frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
passion fruit juice / passion fruit juice frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
pineapple juice frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Acai berries dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Acai berry puree frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Andean berry, physalis dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Not very suitable for cultivation in Europe / MAS: short-day plant, which above the tropics induces flowers only in late summer --> production period extremely short and yields too low for commercial cultivation.
However, cultivation in CH / Europe / MAS possible, new varieties may be commercially interesting in the future.
Apple fiber / granules / grit / powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple puree aseptic (can, glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
-specific recipe approved
-raw material if possible CH-Knospe apples, otherwise Bio Suisse single import permit necessary
07.07.2023
Import only allowed until 31.05.2024
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple puree aseptic (cup)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
-specific recipe approved
-raw material if possible CH-Knospe apples, otherwise Bio Suisse single import permit necessary
07.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple puree aseptic (squeeze pouch)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
22.09.2022
-
Production in Switzerland possible at several processors
Apple puree with apricot aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
-specific recipe approved
-raw material if possible CH-Knospe apples, otherwise Bio Suisse single import permit necessary
07.07.2023
Import only allowed until 31.05.2024
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple puree with mango aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material if possible CH-Knospe-apples, otherwise Bio Suisse single import permit necessary
07.07.2023
Import only allowed until 31.05.2024
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple rings / slices / cubes dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple rings / slices / cubes fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apple rings / slices / cubes frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apples fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apricot cubes dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Apricot cubes frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Not yet available
Apricot puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Not yet available
Apricots dried (bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
20.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently limited availability in CH
Apricots dried (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Apricots fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Apricots frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Not yet available
Aronia berry frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required for all cultivated berries and cherries for fresh consumption
- only simple processing in the country of origin
07.06.2021
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Avocados
Overseas
restricted approved
only April - December (if demand
cannot be covered by supplies from Europe / MAS)
pending
in review
Not yet available
Avocados
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Banana powder, granules
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
21.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Banana puree / cubes / slices frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation possible in southern Mediterranean countries, but currently not in desired quality, quantity and continuity.
Banana puree aseptic
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation possible in southern Mediterranean countries, but currently not in desired quality, quantity and continuity.
Bananas
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation possible in southern Mediterranean countries, but currently not in desired quality, quantity and continuity.
Bananas dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation possible in southern Mediterranean countries, but currently not in desired quality, quantity and continuity.
Berry mix fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required for all cultivated berries and cherries for fresh consumption.
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Berry mix frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Berry mix frozen (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
21.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Berry mixture freeze dried (Portion bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
12.05.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Berry mixture freeze dried (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
20.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Blackberries freeze dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
22.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Blackberries fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Blackberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Blackberry puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Blueberries (cultivated) fresh
Overseas
rejected
-
28.03.2022
-
- Fresh cultivated blueberries can be grown in Switzerland and Europe (seasonally) and should therefore not be awarded the bud for credibility reasons from overseas.
- pdf with detailed justification follows
Blueberries (cultivated) fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Blueberries (wild collection) dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Blueberries freeze-dried (wild collection)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Blueberries frozen (cultivation)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Blueberries frozen (wild collection)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Blueberries puree frozen (wild collection)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Capers (pickled)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Carambola pulp frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cassis frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Not yet available
Clementines / Mandarins fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Clementines / Mandarins processed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Cranberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Cranberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Cranberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Currants freeze-dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
20.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Currants frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Not yet available
Date cubes / powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dates with and without stone dried (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dates with stone dried (bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
20.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dragon fruit (Pitaya)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dried plums
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Dried rose hips
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Dried rose hips
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Dried wild apple
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Elderberries dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Elderberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Figs / -cubes dried (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Figs / -cubes dried (cardboard tray with plastic film)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
28.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Figs / -dice dried (bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
20.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently limited availability in CH
Figs fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Figs frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Forest blackberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fresh melons
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Fruit bar apricot
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
17.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fruit bar fig
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
17.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fruit bar mango
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
28.12.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fruit flakes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
21.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Fruit mixture dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
21.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Grapefruit fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Grapes fresh
Overseas
rejected
-
09.07.1905
-
Not yet available
Grapes fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Guava puree aseptic
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Guava puree frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Jackfruit canned
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Kiwi fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently limited availability in CH
Kiwi fresh
Overseas
rejected
-
02.06.2023
-
pdf with detailed justification follows
Lemon cells pressed frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon peels dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Lemon peels frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon segments / cubes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemons fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Limes
Overseas
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Mango cubes frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Basically possible in Europe / MAS but currently no offer. Mangoes are traditionally grown in tropical areas and are an important export product for developing countries.
Mango pulp aseptic
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Basically possible in Europe / MAS but currently no offer. Mangoes are traditionally grown in tropical areas and are an important export product for developing countries.
Mango puree frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Basically possible in Europe / MAS but currently no offer. Mangoes are traditionally grown in tropical areas and are an important export product for developing countries.
Mangos dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Basically possible in Europe / MAS but currently no offer. Mangoes are traditionally grown in tropical areas and are an important export product for developing countries.
Mangos fresh
Overseas
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Mangos fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Mirabelle plums / Reneclauden fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Mirabelle plums / Reneclauden frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Mulberries dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Nectarines fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Olive tapenade
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved
- Main ingredients from Greece
14.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Origin typical product with regional ingredients
Olives fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Olives in brine (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- applies to olives whole, olives pitted, olives stuffed, olives sliced
07.04.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Olives processed in brine (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved
- Raw material only from Puglia / Italy
08.03.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange cells pressed frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
- only for juice from fruits of producer groups (no large plantations)
- only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange cells pressed frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange peels dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Production in Europe / MAS basically possible but still hardly available. Simple processing such as e.g. drying on site --> increase in value added
Orange peels frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange pulp
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange segments / cubes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Oranges fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Papaya dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Papaya dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Papaya fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Passion fruit
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Passion fruit puree frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Peach puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Peaches fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Peaches frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Pear cubes frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pear dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
30.11.2023
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pear powder,-granules
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pear puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pears fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pears fresh
Overseas
rejected
-
16.03.2023
-
Pears fresh can be grown in Switzerland and Europe (seasonally) and should therefore not be awarded the bud for credibility reasons from overseas.
Persimmon fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Pineapple cubes frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pineapple dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pineapple fresh
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pineapple processed in its own juice (glas)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Plum cubes dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Plum puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Plums dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Plums fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Plums fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Plums frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Plums frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Pomegranates
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pruneaux d'Agen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
08.02.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Typical product of origin
Raisin paste
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Raisins / Sultanas
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Raspberries freeze-dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Raspberries fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Raspberries frozen (Folded box)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Raspberries frozen (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Raspberry puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Raspberry semolina frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Rhubarb frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Customs protection
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Sea buckthorn puree aseptic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Sloes fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Soft plums (bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing in the country of origin of the plums
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
04.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Sour cherries dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Sour cherries freeze dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
22.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Sour cherries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Sour cherries in sugar water (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
14.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sour cherry puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Strawberries freeze dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
22.02.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Strawberries fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Strawberries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Strawberry puree frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sweet cherries dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Sweet cherries fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Sweet cherries frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
05.11.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Tangerine cells frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Almond protein powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
29.04.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Almonds processed
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Fairtrade certified smallholder group in Pakistan
07.04.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Document only in German or French Document
Almonds processed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Almonds unprocessed
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Fairtrade certified smallholder group in Pakistan
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Document only in German or French Document
Almonds unprocessed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Bitter almonds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Bitterless almonds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Brazil nuts
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cashew
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cashew processed (ground, granulated, roasted, blanched, paste, broken, shaved)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in humid tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Chestnut meal / broken chestnuts frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Chestnuts
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Chestnuts frozen (Bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
15.07.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Chestnuts frozen (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Coconut cream
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut flour
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut milk
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut rasps, chips, strips
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut water
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut water aseptic and frozen (large containers)
Overseas
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Coconut water with fruit juice
Overseas
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Hazelnuts processed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Hazelnuts processed
Overseas
restricted approved
- only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Azerbaijan)
- only simple processing in the country of origin
15.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Hazelnuts unprocessed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Hazelnuts unprocessed
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Azerbaijan).
15.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Macadamia nuts
Overseas
approved
-
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Peanuts
Overseas
restricted approved
only from Fairtrade certified smallholder groups in China
pending
in review
Not yet available
Peanuts
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pecans
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Production in EMAS basically possible but no offer.
Permanent culture, therefore build-up longer term.
Pine nuts
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pistachios
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pistachios processed (ground, granulated, roasted, blanched, paste, pieces, sliced)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
01.03.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Walnuts whole / processed
Overseas
rejected
-
08.02.2023
-
pdf with detailed justification follows
Walnuts whole / processed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
09.06.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Chickpeas cocoa spread
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Chickpeas (main ingredient) must come from Sicily
03.11.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Meat, meat products, meat preparations
Europe
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Brown mustard seeds (Brassica juncea)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Brown mustard seeds (Brassica juncea)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Chia
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Chia
Overseas
approved
-
08.09.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Hemp seed / -seeds peeled
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Hemp seed / -seeds peeled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Hemp seed / -seeds unpeeled
Overseas
approved
-
pending
in review
Not yet available
Hemp seed / -seeds unpeeled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Linseed
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Linseed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Poppy seed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Pumpkin seed protein powder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Pumpkin seeds
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Pumpkin seeds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rapeseed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sesame
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sesame
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Sesame hulled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Sesame hulled
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Sesame paste Tahini
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Production only in the country of origin of the sesame seed
05.02.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Sunflower seeds HO unhulled
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Sunflower seeds hulled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Sunflower seeds peeled
Overseas
approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Sunflower seeds standard unhulled
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Yellow mustard seeds (Sinapis alba)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Cacti / Succulents
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Ornamental plants in pot
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Twigs
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
All'Italiana (Mill)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Caraway (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Caraway (seeds)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Cardamom ground
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cardamom whole
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Chili powder / flakes / granules
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Chili powder / flakes / granules
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
05.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Chili whole dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Cinnamon ground (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Cinnamon powder
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cinnamon sticks (plastic bag)
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Clove powder
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cloves
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cloves whole (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Coriander ground (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Coriander seeds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Curcuma juice frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Curry medium hot (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Exotic pepper mix (mill)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Galangal
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Garlic granulated (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Ginger (whole and pieces) fresh
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Special conditions required for good quality (sub-tropical / tropical locations with high rainfall); cultivation in CH / Europe / MAS basically possible, approval from overseas is therefore already being reviewed again in 2024.
Ginger candied
Overseas
restricted approved
Processing in the country of origin of the ginger
01.02.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Ginger dried (powder / cut / slices)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Special conditions required for good quality (sub-tropical / tropical locations with high rainfall); cultivation in CH / Europe / MAS basically possible, approval from overseas is therefore already being reviewed again in 2024.
Ginger ground (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Ginger pulp / juice / crush / pieces aseptic and frozen
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
Special conditions required for good quality (sub-tropical / tropical locations with high rainfall); cultivation in CH / Europe / MAS basically possible, approval from overseas is therefore already being reviewed again in 2024.
Herb salt (Spreader)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
04.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Herbal salt (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Italian herbs (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Juniper berries
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Juniper berries dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon pepper (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Mace / Nutmeg
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Nutmeg ground
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Nutmeg shells ground
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Nutmeg whole
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Nutmegs whole (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Onions chopped (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Paprika mild (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Paprika powder / flakes / granules
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pepper black (whole and ground)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pepper black whole (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Pepper green (whole and ground)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pepper green in salt water
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pepper pink (whole and ground)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pepper white (whole and ground)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Pepper white whole (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Provencal spice mix (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Psyllium / -shale light
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
16.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
Psyllium husks bright traditionally come from India / Pakistan. Hardly any industry in Europe. No competition with European black psyllium.
Psyllium / husks black
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Saffron ground (blister)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
28.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Saffron threads dried (blister, plastic box)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
- only simple processing in the country of origin
02.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Saffron threads dried (bulk)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Spice mix pizza (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Spice mixtures
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Star anise
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
23.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Sweet wood
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Turmeric (whole and pieces) fresh
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Turmeric ground (glass)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Turmeric powder / cut / slices
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Vanilla powder / pieces
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Vanilla whole
Overseas
approved
-
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Ethanol
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
10.11.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Wheat germinated
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Cuttings ornamental plants (incl. perennials and woody plants)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Flower bulbs
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Other organic than CH bud only with permission
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Food cuttings (incl. berries and fruit)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines Part II, Art. 2.2.3.1: Priority CH bud over import bud (for availability see organicXseesd.ch).
- Incentive taxes for berries and fruit
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Onion cuttings (food)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Other organic than CH bud only with permission
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Plant garlic
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seed potatoes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
-Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
-For availability see organicxseeds.ch
-Steering levies
- only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seeds arable farming fodder
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Partly incentive taxes for fruit
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seeds arable farming food
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Incentive taxes if there is CH organic seed production (on trade level)
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seeds ornamental plants
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seeds sprouts (excl. mung beans)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Seeds mung bean sprouts: see dried mung beans (also as sprout seeds)
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Seeds vegetables (various)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Young plants (grown from seed)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse guidelines part II, chapter 2.2
- Availability see organicxseeds.ch
- Other organic than CH bud only with permission
08.09.2020
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Aniseed
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Basil dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Basil dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Basil fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Basil frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Bay leaves dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Bay leaves dried (plastic bag)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Bear's garlic frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Black cumin seeds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Black tea
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Blackberry leaves dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Camomile flowers dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Camomile tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Chervil dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Chives dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Chives frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Coriander leaves fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Cornflowers frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dill dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dill dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Dill fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Elderflowers dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Elderflowers fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Elderflowers frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Fennel seeds
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Fennel seeds (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Fennel tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
currently limited availability in CH
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
currently limited availability in CH / Europe / MAS
Fragrant verbena / lemon verbena dried (Aloysia citrodora)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Fragrant verbena / lemon verbena dried (Aloysia citrodora)
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Golden balm dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Golden balm fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Golden balm frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Bio Suisse single import permit required
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Green tea (with and without other ingredients)
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Herb mixtures
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Hibiscus flowers (carcade) dried
Overseas
restricted approved
- only from Bio Suisse approved projects (currently from Burkina Faso)
- only simple processing in the country of origin
05.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Very high temperatures necessary for good quality. Usually produced by small farmers in developing countries.
Approved company is a small farmer group
Hibiscus flowers (carcade) dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Honey bush herbs
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Production in Europe / MAS possible in principle but no offer. Native Crop South Africa: Indigenous people in South Africa fight for rights for the product.
Hop pellets
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Hops flowers dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Hops fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Hyssop dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Ice tea mint unsweetened
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
26.02.2020
-
Processing / manufacturing in Switzerland is possible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Lady's mantle dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Lavender flowers dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Lemon balm dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Lemon grass / powder dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Lemon grass / powder dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
28.03.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2032
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Lemon thyme dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Lemon verbena tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Lime blossoms dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Linden blossom tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Lovage dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Marigolds dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Marjoram dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Mauve flowers dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
24.01.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Mint dried excl. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Mint fresh excl. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Moringa dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Nettle dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Oolong
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
Produced in Europe / MAS but not in the qualities required in CH.
Orange leaves dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Orange leaves dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Oregano dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Oregano dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Parsley dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Parsley fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Parsley frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Peppermint dried (Mentha x piperita)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Peppermint tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Plantain dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Potted herbs
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Raspberry leaves dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Rooibos dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Production in Europe / MAS possible in principle but no offer. Native Crop South Africa: Indigenous people in South Africa fight for rights for the product.
Rosemary dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Rosemary dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Rosemary fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently limited availability in CH
Sage dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Sage fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Savory dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Savory dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Slaw (Trigonella caerulea) dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Thyme dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
Industry talks in progress
Industry talks in progress to promote domestic sales
Thyme dried (glass)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
10.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Thyme fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
White tea
Overseas
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Wild apple-rosemary tea
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved for retail packaging
22.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently hardly / limited availability in CH / EMAS
Wild garlic dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Yerba Mate
Overseas
restricted approved
- only simple processing in the country of origin
- only from South America (because traditionally from the region)
14.12.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
cumin
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2030
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Agave powder
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
09.12.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Agave syrup
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Beet sugar
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Bio Suisse single import permit required
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Cane sugar
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Cane sugar cube
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
03.11.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Coconut blossom sugar
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
02.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Date syrup
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
14.12.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Glucose syrup dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
14.12.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Glucose syrup liquid
Europe / Mediterranean countries
rejected
-
04.11.2021
-
Processing / manufacturing in Switzerland is possible (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Inulin (Agave)
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
08.12.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Maltodextrin
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
15.11.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
Currently no alternative options available in CH (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Maple syrup
Overseas
restricted approved
- processing only in the country of origin
- specific recipe approved for retail packaging
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2031
currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Molasses (beet sugar)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2027
currently limited availability in CH
Molasses (cane sugar)
Overseas
restricted approved
processing only in the country of origin
07.09.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
Cultivation only possible in tropical climates; currently hardly any / no production in CH / Europe / MAS
Rice syrup
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
30.01.2024
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2029
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Carrot juice pasteurized
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
05.10.2022
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Tomato juice
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
specific recipe approved
23.08.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Product
Region of origin *
Approval status
Restrictions **
Decision
Time limit
Justification
Artichoke hearts in oil
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material only from Puglia / Italy
- Processing only in the country of origin
08.03.2021
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Artichoke paste (glas)
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- specific recipe released
- Raw material only from Puglia / Italy
- Processing only in the country of origin
15.04.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Artichokes
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2028
currently limited availability in CH
Arugula
Europe / Mediterranean countries
approved
-
02.11.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2024
currently limited availability in CH
Asparagus
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Baby Leaves
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Batavia lettuce
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Bean Protein Concentrate
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
07.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Bean starch
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Processing only in the country of origin
07.07.2023
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2026
Processing / production in Switzerland currently possible to a limited extent (Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.2)
Beans black dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently hardly any / no production in CH
Beans white dried
Overseas
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
pending
in review
Not yet available
Beet / Beetroot dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Customs protection
- only simple processing in the country of origin
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Beet fresh
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Borlotti beans dried
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
only simple processing in the country of origin
08.09.2020
Review by Bio Suisse no later than 2025
currently limited availability in CH
Broccoli
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
Customs protection
-
Until revocation
Priority domestic production (see Guidelines Part V, Art. 2.1.1)
Broccoli frozen
Europe / Mediterranean countries
restricted approved
- Customs protection
- only simple processing in the country of origin
02.11.2023
Until revocation
currently limited availability in CH
Bruschetta pomodori secchi
Europe / Mediterranean countries