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Feedback Surveys: Sunset Review

Organic sector feedback sought on production and handling inputs

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is in the process of reviewing a number of crop, livestock, and handling inputs currently allowed for use by certified organic operations. These production and handling inputs (commonly referred to as the National List of allowed and prohibited substances) will be reviewed by NOSB based on their “Sunset” review timelines, and may not be renewed if new information indicates these substances are incompatible with organic production. 
It’s critical that NOSB hear from certified farmers and handlers on whether these fertilizers, pest control products, processing aids, and ingredients are consistent with and essential to organic production, or whether there are other effective natural or organic alternatives available. To help facilitate a robust comment process OTA has created a system for collecting feedback from certified farms and processors. This system will help OTA identify the inputs that should be renewed or removed from the National List.

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Note these materials will be reviewed in 2019

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Spring 2019 NOSB Meeting              Sunset Review Process               National List of allowed and prohibited substances

Gwendolyn Wyard
Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs
(503) 798-3294
Johanna Mirenda
Farm Policy Director
(202) 812-7704



Feedback Surveys: Sunset Review