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US | Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per October 2018 NOSB Recommendations (Crops and Handling)


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Title of document
National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per October 2018 NOSB Recommendations (Crops and Handling) (5 page(s), in English)

Description
Proposed rule - This proposed rule would amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) section of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This rule proposes to add blood meal, made with sodium citrate, to the National List as a soil fertilizer in organic crop production; add natamycin to the National List to prohibit its use in organic crop production; and add tamarind seed gum as a non-organic agricultural substance for use in organic handling when organic forms of tamarind seed gum are not commercially available.

Notifying member: United States of America

NotificationG/TBT/N/USA/1543

Objective tag
Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety

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Agency responsible
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Department of Agriculture (USDA) [1570]


Timing:

  • Submission: 24/10/2019
  • Reception: 25/10/2019
  • Distribution: 28/10/2019
  • Final date for comments: 17/12/2019
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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