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Salvia Hispanica (Spanish Sage) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/16/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Interim Final Rule, 72 FR 35137
  • Petition Supplemental Information: Docket #AMS-TM07-0062

Sea Salt (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 10/26/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606 as non-synthetic ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Ingredients on National List

Seaweed Extract (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 10/3/14
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Oct-15

Seaweed, Pacific Kombu (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/17/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-08
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.606 [77 FR 8089]

Seaweed, Wakame (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/12/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.606

Sherry

  • (See Alcohol: Cooking Wine, Sherry)

Short DNA Tracers (PDF)

Silica, Colloidal

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b)

Silicon Dioxide (PDF) (Petition to remove)

  • Date Petition Received: 02/11/10
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Remove from 205.605(b)
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-11; November-11
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.605(b); New annotation effective November 3, 2013 [78 FR 31815]

Silicon Dioxide

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-96
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b)

Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (PDF)

Petition Addendum #1 (PDF)
Petition Addendum #2 (PDF)

Soaps, Ammonium

  • See “Ammonium Soaps”
  • See also, “Ammonium Nonanoate”

Soaps, Herbicidal

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops, 205.601, herbicide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95; Sept-96
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.601(b), with annotations
  • See also, “Ammonium Nonanoate”

Soaps, Insecticidal

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops, 205.601, insecticide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-95
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.601(e)

Soap-Based Algicide/Demossers

  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Sept-96, 2007 sunset review, 2012 sunset review
  • Status: added to the National List 205.601(a)

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 10/31/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, ingredient
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Final Rule, 71 FR 532
  • Petition Supplemental Information: Docket #TM-04-01FR

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (PDF) (Petition for expand use)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/23/09
  • Petition Area and Use: Amend annotation on 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-11
  • Status: Not allowed for expanded use as a sequestrant on cooked and uncooked produce

Sodium Bicarbonate

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(a)

Sodium Bisulfate (PDF)

Petition Addendum (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 5/13/2014; updated 8/19/2015
  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 205.603, litter treatment
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Nov-16
  • Status: Not recommended for listing

Sodium Carbonate

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(a)

Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/20/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601 as algicide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-07
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601(a), with annotation; 75 FR 77521

Sodium Chlorate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 10/31/00
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Sodium Chlorite, Acidified (PDF)

Petition Addendum #1 (PDF)

Petition Addendum #2 (PDF)

  • Petition Date: 04/30/12; updated 7/29/14 and 7/31/14
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603, teat dip
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-14; Apr-15
  • Status: Recommendation under NOP Review

Sodium Chlorite, Acidified (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/02/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, processing aid
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-08; May-09
  • Status: Added to National List, section 205.605(b), with annotation

Sodium Chlorite for the generation of chlorine dioxide gas (PDF)

Sodium Citrate (PDF)

Sodium Citrate

  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b)

Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate (SDBS) (PDF)

Petition Addendum #1 (PDF)

Sodium Ferric Hydroxy EDTA (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/13/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, pesticide
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Reviewed at November 2007 NOSB meeting

Sodium Fluoaluminate

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.602
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Sept-96
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.602

Sodium Gluconate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 03/21/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, ingredient
  • Status: Removed from NOSB workplan

Sodium Hydroxide

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b)

Sodium Lactate – Potassium Lactate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/05/04
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605(a), meat processing

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/26/04
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, insecticide
  • Status: Prohibited for use in organic crops

Sodium Nitrate (Chilean Nitrate)

Sodium Nitrate 2005 (PDF)

Sodium Nitrate 2001 (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/17/01; 2/25/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-11
  • Status: Added to National List, section 205.602, with annotation; Awaiting rulemaking action by NOP

Sodium Phosphate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 03/12/01
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-02
  • Status: Added to 205.605(b), restrictions on use

Sodium Propionate

  • Date Petition Received: 12/20/01
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop and Livestock: Add to 205.601, seed treatment
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Sodium Silicate

  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 205.601
  • Status: Added to National List, section 205.601(l)(2) As floating agents in postharvest handling—for tree fruit and fiber processing.

Sodium Tartrate

  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-95
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Sorbic Acid

  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-95
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Sorbitol Octanoate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/19/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, insecticide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November 08
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Under NOSB review

Soy Protein Isolate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/27/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, soil amendment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-04; February-06; October-06
  • Status: NOSB recommendation deferred pending classification as synthetic vs. nonsynthetic

Soy Wax (PDF)

Spices (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/20/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient.
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Returned to petitioner

Spinosad

  • Date Petition Received: 11/24/01
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, insecticide
  • Status: Allowed natural

Squid and Squid Byproducts (PDF)

  • Status: NOSB Recommendation under NOP Review

Sticky Traps/Barriers

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Oct-95
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.601(e)

Streptomycin (2013) (PDF)

Streptomycin (1995)

  • Date Petition Received: 02/26/13
  • Petition Area and Use: Section 205.601, plant disease control
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Nov-95; April-10; April-11; April -14
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601(i); with annotations

Strychnine

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.602
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.602

Strychnine

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.604
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April 1995
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.604(a)

Sucrose Octanoate Esters (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/30/04
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop and Livestock: Add to 205.601 and 205.603, insecticide, miticide
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(e), 205.603(b); 72 FR 69569

Sugar Beet Fibers (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 09/30/09; revised 02/07/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Apr-13
  • Status: Not Recommended for Listing

Sulfur (PDF)

Sulfur Dioxide 1995

Sulfur Dioxide 2010 (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/05/2010
  • Petition Area and Use: 1995 - Add to 205.605; 2010 – Amend annotation for substance on 205.605(b)
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95; November-11
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b) with the annotation: May be added to wine labeled “made with organic grapes,” Provided, That, total sulfite concentration does not exceed 100 ppm

Sulfur Dioxide (Smoke Bombs)

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, rodenticide
  • NOSB Meeting Review: September-96, April-11
  • Status: Removed from section 205.601(g) on October 21, 2012 [77 FR 33290]

Sulfur, elemental (3 uses)

  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-10
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601(e), (i), and (j)

Sulfuric Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 07/29/10
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605(b)
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Apr-13
  • Status: Not Recommended for Listing

Sulfuric Acid (2012) (PDF)

Sulfuric Acid (2005) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/19/05; 03/27/12
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, pH adjuster
  • NOSB Meeting Review: October-06; October-12
  • Status: Not recommended for listing

Sulfuric Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/19/03
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, oil seed extract
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Petition on hold per petitioner

Sulfuric Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/24/2014
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, solubilizing agent
  • Technical Evaluation Report: None
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Oct-15
  • Status: Under NOSB Review

Sulfurous Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/01/08
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, soil amendment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-09
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601; 75 FR 38693

Sumisorb

  • See listing for “2-(2’-Hydroxy-3’-tert-butyl-5’-methylphenyl)-5-Chlorobenzotriazole”

Sweet Potato Starch (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/16/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Interim Final Rule, 72 FR 35137
  • Petition Supplemental Information: Docket #AMS-TM-07-0062