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Review Time

Question:  How long does the review take? The length of time for a product to complete the review process varies according to the type of product. OMRI does not gua ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 05/06/2016 - 08:30 - 0 comments

OMRI Class & Category

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

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 04/20/2016 - 09:32 - 0 comments

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 ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 03/16/2016 - 12:01 - 0 comments

Review Process

Question:  What is the OMRI process for reviewing applications? OMRI processes applications in the order in which they are received. Upon receipt, a Review Program S ...

Frequently Asked Questions - taras@omri.org - 12/04/2015 - 17:32 - 0 comments

Third Party Confidentiality

Question:  One of my ingredient suppliers is not willing to provide me with information about their formula or manufacturing process. How can I move forward? OMRI ha ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 11/25/2015 - 17:56 - 0 comments

Canada GMOs

Question:  Are genetially modified organisms allowed for use in Canadian organic production? According to CAN/CGSB 32.310, materials that result from genetic enginee ...

Frequently Asked Questions - ccailteux@omri.org - 09/24/2015 - 15:03 - 0 comments

Product Changes

Question:  What do I need to submit to OMRI if I want to change my product? If a product undergoes a change in formulation during the review process, the applic ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 12:48 - 0 comments

ISO for COR

Question:  Is OMRI accredited under ISO 17065 to review input products to COR standards? Yes, OMRI is ISO 17065 accredited by the USDA Quality Assessment Division (Q ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 11:25 - 0 comments

Canada Organic Office

Question:  Does the Canada Organic Office recognize OMRI's decisions about materials? In accordance with a recent memo from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Cert ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 11:24 - 0 comments

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Question:  Can I use Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in my product? OMRI refers to the U.S. National Organic Standards definition of genetic engineering at Titl ...

Frequently Asked Questions - saran@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 11:22 - 0 comments