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OMRI Announces California Liquid Fertilizer Verdict

(March 1, 2012) In a federal court last week, Peter Townsley quietly entered a plea of guilty to two charges of mail fraud in connection with his former company, California Liquid Fertilizer. The charges involved false information that Townsley subm ...

Press Release - - 10/01/2012 - 13:38 - 0 comments

OMRI Seeks Canadian Project Committee Members

(February 9, 2012) The committee’s primary goal will be to explore the regulatory environment in Canada, to advise OMRI regarding Canadian standards for materials, and to help establish an OMRI review program that will serve the needs of the Canadian ...

Press Release - - 10/01/2012 - 13:37 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces New Resources for Retailers and Distributors

(January 18, 2012) OMRI is launching a retail information campaign, with the goal of raising awareness of the OMRI seal and OMRI Listed® products within this important sector. The OMRI Retail Subscription offers access to materials and education about ...

Press Release - - 06/12/2012 - 09:49 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces Faster Reviews

(November 2, 2011) OMRI's Review Program is now functioning more smoothly than ever, responding swiftly to growing industry demand for professional, third party review of products for organic use. Armed with improved procedural effectiveness, and with a ...

Press Release - - 06/12/2012 - 09:49 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces Contract with U.S. Department of Agriculture

(October 18, 2011)  OMRI and the USDA have signed a landmark contract to produce a comprehensive list of substances permitted for organic crop production. The objective of the contract is to produce a draft guidance document, called the Permitte ...

Press Release - - 06/12/2012 - 09:48 - 0 comments

AB 856 Update

(September 1, 2011) On August 24th, the National Organic Program (NOP) posted a letter dated July 12, 2011, on its website . (Scroll to NOP News at the bottom of the page.) The letter to California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) from then ...

Press Release - - 01/18/2012 - 17:16 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces New Board Members

(August 8, 2011) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) would like to announce the appointment of Tina Ellor, Gwendolyn Wyard, and Paul Sachs to the OMRI Board of Directors. OMRI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the premier materials review ...

Press Release - - 11/02/2011 - 12:20 - 0 comments

Public Comment Period Ends July 8 for AB 856

(June 27, 2011) The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced a public comment period for amendments to the draft regulations that implement the new law (AB 856) requiring registration and review of Organic Input Materials (OIM) ...

Press Release - - 11/02/2011 - 12:19 - 0 comments

OMRI and IOIA Debut Crop Inputs Webinar

(June 10, 2011) OMRI and IOIA (the International Organic Inspectors Association) will begin offering joint webinars with a focus on inputs used in organic production. The first webinar in the series, scheduled for August 1, will focus on crop inputs. ...

Press Release - - 11/02/2011 - 12:19 - 0 comments

New Management Structure for the OMRI Review Program

(June 1, 2011) In step with the continued growth of the organization, OMRI has improved the management structure of its Review Program.  Effective on June 1st, the previous position of Review Program Manager has been divided among three separate po ...

Press Release - - 11/02/2011 - 12:18 - 0 comments