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Accessory Nutrients

Acid-Activated Bentonite

  • See “Bentonite, Acid-Activated”

Acidified Sodium Chlorite

  • See “Sodium Chlorite, Acidified

Activated Charcoal

Date Petition Received: 05/20/2002

Agar-agar

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

Albumen

Date Petition Received: Not Available

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Fining (Clarifying) Agent in Wine Making
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Evaluation Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Review: 02/28/2005
  • NOSB Recommendation (PDF): 03/18/2005
  • Status: No Petition Received

Alcohol: Cooking Wine, Marsala

Date Petition Received: 05/07/2007

  • Alcohol: Cooking Wine, Marsala (PDF)
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 05/22/2008
  • NOSB Final Recommendation (PDF): 07/10/2008
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.606; 75 FR 77521

Alcohol: Cooking Wine, Sherry

Date Petition Received: 05/07/2007

  • Alcohol: Cooking Wine, Sherry (PDF)
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 05/22/2008
  • NOSB Final Recommendation (PDF): 07/10/2008
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.606; 75 FR 77521

Alcohols

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 09/15/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Review: 10/31/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(a)
     

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 10/24/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Review: 11/4/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.603(a)

Algal Flour

  • See “Whole Algal Flour”

Alginates

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

Alginic Acid

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

Allyl Isothiocyanate

Date Petition Received: 07/05/2016; updated 7/18/2018

Date Petition Received: 12/23/2013

Aluminum Sulfate

Date Petition Received: 03/01/2014

Amino Acids for Pet Food

Date Petition Received: 01/30/2012

Amino Acids

Date Petition Received: 09/15/1999

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 10/12/2007
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 10/25/1999
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Synthetic amino acids not added to National List; nonsynthetic amino acids are allowed
     

Date Petition Received: 09/15/1999

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 10/12/2007
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 10/26/1999
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Not added to the National List as a group; see petitions for specific amino acids
     

Date Petition Received: 09/15/1999

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, ingredient
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF):10/12/2007
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 10/28/1999
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Not added to the National List as a group; see petitions for specific amino acids

Ammonium

Date Petition Received: 06/03/2002

  • Ammonium (PDF)
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, liquid fertilizer
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 09/2004
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 02/28/2005
  • NOSB Recommendation (PDF): 03/2005
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Substance Deferred – NOSB is awaiting USDA decision on recommended synthetic vs non-synthetic policy

Ammonium Bicarbonate

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 03/05/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/25/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.605(b), with annotation

Ammonium Carbonate

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 02/18/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/25/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.605(b), with annotation
     

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 09/14/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 11/01/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.601(e), with annotations

Ammonium Chloride

Date Petition Received: 05/29/2002

  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, binder for granulation, soil amendment
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Report: Not requested
  • NOSB Meeting Review Date: Not available
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Ammonium Citrate

Date Petition Received: 8/31/2017; updated 6/20/2018

Date Petition Received: 3/23/2016, updated 6/13/2016, 7/25/2016, 11/16/2016

Ammonium Glycinate

Date Petition Received: 8/31/2017; updated 6/20/18

Date Petition Received: 3/23/2016, updated 6/13/2016, 7/25/2016, 11/16/2016

Ammonium Hydroxide

Date Petition Received: 11/29/2000; 11/02/2012

Ammonium Nonanoate

Date Petition Received: 02/17/2017

  • Ammonium Nonanoate (PDF)
  • Petition area and use: Crops: herbicide and crop desiccant/harvest aid
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Not available
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Determined to be ineligible on 06/21/2017 due to lack of new information
     

Date Petition Received: 09/27/2016

Date Petition Received: 01/06/2010

Ammonium Phosphates

Date Petition Received: 11/01/1995

  • Petition Area and Use: Not available
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 08/28/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 11/04/1995
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: Not available
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Ammonium Salts of Fatty Acids

Date Petition Received: 10/12/2006

Ammonium Soaps

Date Petition Received: 10/26/1999

Anaerobic Digestate -Food Waste

Date Petition Received: 01/06/2015

  • Anaerobic Digestate -Food Waste (PDF)
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, plant and soil amendment
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical report: Not requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Not available
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Withdrawn on 10/19/2015

Anaerobic Digestate

Date Petition Received: 04/05/2016

Annatto Extract Color

  • See Color: Annatto Extract

Antibiotics

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal:  Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 09/13/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Review: 11/01/1995
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: See Avermectin, Streptomycin, or Tetracycline

Aquatic Plant Extracts

Date Petition Received

Arachidonic Acid (ARA) Single-Cell Oil

Date Petition Received: 08/13/2010

Arsenic

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.602
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical report if requested: Not requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/27/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.602

Arsenate-treated Lumber

  • See “Wood, Treated”

Ascorbic Acid

Date Petition Received: 04/26/1995

  • Petition Area and Use: Not available
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 03/10/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/28/1995
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: Not available
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Allowed, with no annotation

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Date Petition Received: 08/29/2011

Ash from Manure Burning

Date Petition Received: 8/22/2014; complete on 10/9/2014

  • Ash from Manure Burning (PDF)
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Amend listing on 205.602
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Evaluation Report: Not requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/27/2016
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation (PDF): 04/27/2016
  • Status: Prohibited for organic crop production, 205.602(a)
     

Date Petitioned Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.602
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: Not available
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: 04/26/1995
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.602

Aspirin

Date Petition Received: Not available

Atropine

Date Petition Received: 04/25/2002

Attapulgite

Date Petition Received: 05/01/2009

Avermectin

Date Petition Received: Not available

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, pesticide
  • NOSB Committee Proposal: Not available
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report (PDF): 09/18/1995
  • NOSB Meeting Review: 11/4/1995
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: Not available
  • Status: Synthetic, Not Allowed