Deadlines Approaching for NOSB Seattle

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Written by Peter Nell on Lunes, Abril 1, 2019

The deadlines to submit public comments and register for oral comments to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) at their spring meeting in Seattle, Washington are approaching! It is critical that members of the organic community submit public comments on the substances up for re-listing or removal from the National List of Allowed & Prohibited Substances and the other NOSB agenda items

Crop scope substances:

  • Ash from manure burning
  • Ferric phosphate
  • Hydrogen chloride
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Oils, horticultural (Narrow range oils)
  • Pheromones
  • Potassium bicarbonate
  • Soaps, ammonium
  • Sodium floaluminate

Handling scope substances:

  • Activated charcoal
  • Alginic acid
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Calcium chloride
  • Calcium citrate
  • Celery powder
  • Citric acid
  • Dairy cultures
  • Enzymes
  • Ferrous sulfate
  • Fish oil
  • Gelatin
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lactic acid
  • L-Malic acid
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Microorganisms
  • Nutrient vitamins and minerals
  • Orange pulp, dried
  • Peracetic acid
  • Perlite
  • Potassium citrate
  • Potassium iodide
  • Potassium phosphate
  • Seaweed, Pacific kombu
  • Seaweed, Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida)
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • Sodium citrate
  • Tocopherols
  • Yeast

Livestock scope substances:

  • Fenbendazole
  • Moxidectin
  • Atropine
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Methionine
  • Peracetic acid
  • Trace minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Xylazine

Submit Oral and Written Comments

Written comments are accepted through April 4, 2018 via using docket number AMS-NOP-18-0071-0001

NOSB will accept oral comments through two webinars on April 16, 2019 and April 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Those interested in the webinar must register before April 4, 2019

In-person comments will be accepted in Seattle. Commenters must register before April 4, 2019 to speak to the board.

Stay Engaged with CCOF

CCOF highly encourages all to submit written or oral comments to NOSB. CCOF will submit various written comments and will attend the meeting. Please contact for questions or for more information.