Organic program comment period extended
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Department of Agriculture adds 60 days for public comment on its recent release of an interim final rule expanding the number of synthetic substances approved under the National Organic program, according to a June 27 Federal Register notice. The rule, proposed May 15, calls for amending the agency's National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances to add 38 non-organic ingredients recommended by the National Organic Standards Board to the national list. The Natural Products Association supports making more ingredients available for organic use, but is concerned the rule has no explicit provision calling for the removal of these synthetics ingredients from the list once they are deemed no longer necessary (1"The Tan Sheet" May 28, 2007, p. 13)...
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