National Organic Program: Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per April 2019 National Organic Standards Board Recommendations (Livestock and Handling)

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-19-0053
Effective Date: July 26, 2021


This rule amends the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This rule adds the following allowed substances to the National List: Oxalic acid dihydrate as a pesticide for organic apiculture (beekeeping); pullulan for use in organic handling in products labeled, “Made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s));” and collagen gel as a nonorganic nonagricultural substance for use as a casing in organic handling when organic forms of collagen gel are not commercially available.


Jared Clark, Standards Division, National Organic Program. Telephone: (202) 720-3252.

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