The National Organic Standards Board
(NOSB) must review every substance on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
every five years to confirm that it continues to meet all required criteria
. This review is called “sunset review.”
During this 5-year review, the NOSB reviews the substance, public comments, and any new information concerning the substance. This could include reviewing any new information about the substance’s impact to human health or the environment, any new proven, natural alternatives, or other criteria under the Organic Foods Production Act
Explains details of the sunset process.
Examines additional aspects of the sunset process.
Clarifies the NOSB’s implementation of the sunset process, plus an example identifying which substances are up for review.
Provides information on crops and handling substances up for review and gives guidance on the submission of public comments.