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NOP Notice Regarding Sodium Nitrate

(September 21, 2012) On October 21, 2012, there will be a change to the status of sodium nitrate used in organic production.  On September 12, 2012, the National Organic Program (NOP) issued a notice to the organic industry regarding the use of s ...

Press Release - Guest - 03/07/2016 - 11:52 - 0 comments

OMRI Policy Manual Proposed Revisions

(December 4, 2015) As part of OMRI's regular publication revision cycle, and so that we can continue to provide the best possible service for the organic industry, OMRI is proposing the following changes to the OMRI Policy Manual© . All interested pa ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 12/04/2015 - 10:32 - 0 comments

OMRI Welcomes Policy Comments

(November 18, 2015) OMRI is currently accepting comments for an upcoming revision of the OMRI Policy Manual© . All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the continuous improvement of OMRI's policies and standards. To submit your comment ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 11/19/2015 - 11:29 - 0 comments

OMRI Welcomes New Technical Director

(July 7, 2015) OMRI is pleased to welcome Johanna Mirenda as the organization's new Technical Director, effective August 3. Johanna's responsibilities will include providing training and education, overseeing OMRI's policies and standards, and managi ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 10:23 - 0 comments

OMRI Reaches 1,000 Companies

(May 13, 2015) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) is now working with over 1,000 companies, representing nearly 3,500 OMRI Listed® inputs intended for use in producing organic food and fiber. The OMRI Review Program is a voluntary program tha ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 10:22 - 0 comments

OMRI Canada Achieves 100 Products

(June 24, 2015) The OMRI Canada Products List© recently exceeded 100 products, thanks to the committed applicants who make it a priority to verify the organic compliance of their input products. OMRI just began reviewing products to the Canadian ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 09/18/2015 - 10:22 - 0 comments

NOSB Sunset Review Implications

(September 10, 2015) At the upcoming fall meeting October 26-29, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will be discussing and voting on over 200 generic substances included on the National List. Several substances may not be renewed as part of the ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 09/10/2015 - 14:24 - 0 comments

Peggy Miars Appointed to IOAS Board

(April 21, 2015) Eugene, OR. OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) is pleased to announce that Executive Director/CEO Peggy Miars has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS). A member o ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 06/24/2015 - 16:47 - 0 comments

NOP Clarifies Biobased Mulches

(February 4, 2015) The National Organic Program (NOP) recently added an allowance for the use of biodegradable, biobased mulch films to the USDA regulations for organic crop production. According to the final rule, such mulches must meet certain criteri ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 05/13/2015 - 13:56 - 0 comments

Launching Mobile SIte

(December 8, 2014) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, mobile responsive website at OMRI.org. Now all of the OMRI website features are available to visitors on tablets and smartphones. Users can sear ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 05/13/2015 - 13:55 - 0 comments