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OPL vs. GML

Question:  What is the difference between the  OMRI Products List  and the  OMRI Generic Materials List? The OMRI Products List and OMRI Canada ...

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Synthetic versus Nonsynthetic Determination

Question:  How do I determine whether my product or ingredient is synthetic or nonsynthetic? The USDA National Organic Standards define synthetic as follows: "A ...

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OMRI Class

Question:  What is an OMRI Class? Classes are part of the OMRI classification system that groups products with similar end use attributes.  This helps to deter ...

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OMRI Category

Question:  What is an OMRI Category? An OMRI Category, or Listing, is a general category of materials used in organic crop production, food processing, and livestoc ...

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Product Labeling

Question:  What are OMRI's policies for product labeling? OMRI policies for product labeling are described in §2.7 and §4.2.2 of the OMRI Policy Manual. Here a ...

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Canada Review Cost

Question:  What is the cost of applying for OMRI Canada Review? If your product is not currently OMRI Listed, you will need to pay for a full product review, as det ...

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Certification

Question:  Can I call my product "certified organic" once approved? No. The term "certified organic" is reserved for food and fiber products that meet the organic s ...

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Standards for Compost

Question:  What are OMRI review standards for compost products? Applications for compost products must include lab results for pathogens and heavy metals. Composts ...

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USDA Accreditation

Question:  Why is OMRI not USDA accredited as an organic certifier? Agricultural products that are outputs of organic farms or processors (such as foods, fibers and ...

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More information

Question:  Where can I get more information on organic food production in the United States? The OMRI Links page lists websites that provide information a ...

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