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National Organic Program
NOSB Final Recommendations  
NOTE: Recommendations are not official policy unless adopted by the National Organic Program.



Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Subcommittee

  • Assessment of Soil Conservation Practices (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)

Crops Subcommittee

  • Contamination Issues in Farm Inputs Literature Review (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)

  • Inerts (Verbal Update - No Document)

  • Sulfurous acid (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Aqueous potassium silicate (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)

  • Ferric phosphate
  • Hydrogen chloride

Handling Subcommittee

  • Glycerin - petitioned for removal (Referred back to Subcommittee)

  • Whole Algal Flour - petitioned (Referred back to Subcommittee)

  • Gellan gum (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Tragacanth gum (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Marsala (PDF) (Motion to remove passed
  • Sherry (PDF) (Motion to remove passed)

  • Egg white lysozyme
  • Microorganisms
  • Activated charcoal
  • Peracetic acid
  • Cyclohexylamine
  • Diethylaminoethanol
  • Octadecylamine
  • L-Malic acid
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • Tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP)

Livestock Subcommittee


  • Aquaculture review history (Verbal Report - No Document)

Materials/GMO ad hoc Subcommittees


  • Terminology for Excluded Methods (PDF) (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)



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  Last Modified Date: 12/11/2014