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NOP Amends National List

by Guest Blogger |

On December 27, 2018 the National Organic Program (NOP) issued a final rule to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. 

The rule changes the use restrictions for 17 substances allowed for organic production and/or handling, adds 16 new allowed substances, and prohibits rotenone in organic crop production and ivermectin as an allowed parasiticide. 

The rule also amends the national organic standards to allow the use of parasiticides in fiber bearing animals.

In addition, some citations within the National List have changed as a result of new allowed substances being inserted into existing sections.

The rule is effective on January 28, 2019; except for the amendments for ivermectin, flavors, cellulose, carnauba wax and glycerin, which will be implemented on December 27, 2019.

If your Organic System Plan Materials List contains one or more substances that are affected by this change, CCOF will reach out to you for what is required. 

See the Federal Register for the full content: