Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren Herstellung und Handel e.V. (Organic Processors and Traders Association) represents the interests of the organic food sector on a political and economical level. The association participates in the constitution of national and international legislative projects, for example in the enhancements of the EU-Organic Regulations. Furthermore, it issues press relations and is active in public relations.
assurance of organic food and natural goods as well as further
development of quality standards are vital concerns of BNN Herstellung
und Handel .The association adopts quality guidelines and
recommendations, for example the BNN Flavour Recommendation and the
resolution about declaration of all product ingredients. The
BNN Monitoring for fruit und vegetables
in the organic food sector as well as the BNN database for oil analyses
complete the established process controls in the whole food sector and
is currently in progress.
Sensory properties of organic food is one basic topic for the association. BNN has be involved in the project “Öko-Geschmackssiegel – Eco Taste Mark” in 2004. Every year BNN organises seminars about organic taste, especially for the employees of organic retailers and for producers and wholesalers in Germany.
BNN Herstellung und Handel offers various possibilities for a dialog between member companies and promotes the open exchange of information and views in the whole food sector. Among the members are producers, traders, distributors and importers of organic products.
The association and its members are involved in the further development of the market for organic food and natural products and thereby also in the creation and maintenance of employment in the regions.
BNN Herstellung und Handel is a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Agriculture Movements) and BÖLW (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft).