CCOF to Attend NOSB Meeting in Washington, D.C. and Submits Public Comments in Preparation

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The spring 2016 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held April 25-27 in Washington, D.C. This biannual meeting impacts which materials producers can use in organic production. After reviewing public comment and hearing testimony at the meeting, NOSB will make recommendations on standards and materials to the National Organic Program (NOP).

NOSB will review a diverse set of materials at the meeting, including copper sulfate used in organic rice production and carrageenan used in organic processing.

CCOF Certification Services President Jake Lewin will attend the in-person meeting in Washington, D.C. to share expertise on organic standards and materials.

In preparation for the meeting, CCOF analyzed and submitted comments on important materials up for review. CCOF also submitted comments that address proposals published by NOSB, such as a proposal that details steps to improve organic seed quality. All CCOF members are encouraged to reach out to the CCOF Policy Department at to discuss standards and materials on the April agenda.

Public comments submitted by CCOF to the NOSB in response to the April 2016 NOSB meeting agenda: