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ExpoWest Event to Celebrate OMRI ED/CEO Peggy Miars

(March 7, 2011) OMRI Executive Director/CEO Peggy Miars and three other women who also lead organic food and farming organizations will be formally congratulated during an event at the upcoming Natural Products ExpoWest in Anaheim.  The celebration ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:04 - 0 comments - 0 groups

AB 856 Comments Requested by March 7

(March 3, 2011) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) invites product manufacturers and other industry members to submit comments regarding the proposed regulations for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) organic input regis ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:03 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Position on Corn Steep Liquor

(January 13, 2011) In order to clarify our position on Corn Steep Liquor (CSL) as an ingredient, and so that organic stakeholders know where OMRI stands, we are reposting the lead article from our Spring 2010 Material Review Newsletter. The article desc ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 04/29/2011 - 13:04 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Announces New Board Officers

(November 23, 2010) The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is pleased to announce that John Ashby has been named the new Chair of its Board of Directors.  OMRI, a global leader in materials review, performs comprehensive verification and lis ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 04/29/2011 - 13:03 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Products List Exceeds 2000 Products

(October 27, 2010) The OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) Products List reached a milestone on October 7, 2010, for the first time exceeding 2000 listed products. OMRI, a global leader in materials review, performs comprehensive verification ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 04/29/2011 - 13:01 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Welcomes Our New Executive Director

(July 6, 2010) We, the OMRI Board of Directors, are excited to share with you this important news as a supplement to our recently released newsletter.  We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Peggy Miars as our new Executive Direct ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 04/29/2011 - 13:00 - 0 comments - 0 groups

An Update on Pesticide Residues in Compost- Part 2

(April 06, 2010)  OMRI has previously announced that three composts have been prohibited by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for use in organic production in California: Nortech Gold made by Nortech Waste LLC, Grover Wonder ...

Press Release - alippert@omri.org - 01/24/2011 - 11:59 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Improves Timeliness for Product Review

(March 29, 2010) In 2009 OMRI experienced a backlog of new applications that increased review time by several months. OMRI staff worked dligently to handle the backlog by implementing process improvements and hiring additional staff. We are pleased ...

Press Release - alippert@omri.org - 01/24/2011 - 11:58 - 0 comments - 0 groups

NOP Allowance of Green Waste

(April 23, 2010) OMRI has previously announced that three composts had been prohibited by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) for use on any organic farm certified to the NOP standards: Nortech ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 01/24/2011 - 11:58 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Renee Mann Announces Advancement to NOP

April 2, 2010 Dear Friends and Colleagues, I would like to announce that I have accepted a job at the National Organic Program in the Compliance and Enforcement branch. My last day of work at the Organic Materials Review Institute is April 2nd; ...

Press Release - tziglinski@omri.org - 10/22/2010 - 12:32 - 0 comments - 0 groups