Read CCOF’s 2020 Spring NOSB Comments

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Earlier this month the National Organic Program (NOP) announced that the upcoming National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held remotely. The board will hold their meeting starting on Wednesday, April 29 and concluding on Thursday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To tune in, register online
 
NOSB meetings are biannual, held in the spring and fall, to provide recommendations on substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) and the organic standards. At the spring meeting, NOSB begins their yearly Sunset Review process for substances on the National List. In the fall the board will vote whether to continue to allow or to prohibit substances it reviewed. NOSB also will discuss several other topics, ranging from biodegradable biobased mulch to research priorities.
 
CCOF submitted five written comments covering the majority of the NOSB agenda:
2022 Sunset Reviews
o Paper-based Crop Planting Aids – Petitioned 
o Wild, Native Fish for Liquid Fish Products discussion document
o Biodegradable Biobased Mulch Film discussion document
o Reclassification of L-Malic Acid discussion document
o Review of the Ion Exchange Process discussion document
o Fish Oil Annotation Change discussion document
 
For more information about NOSB and our comments, please contact pnell@ccof.org

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