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OMRI is Hiring!

(February 13, 2015) OMRI is looking for a Product Review Coordinator to join its growing team. As part of the OMRI Review Program, Product Review Coordinators are responsible for completing technical reviews and making recommendations on input materials ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 05/20/2015 - 13:46 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Announces Leadership Opening

(May 20, 2015) OMRI's longtime Technical Director, Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, has accepted a new position and will be moving on from OMRI next month. She will be truly missed by OMRI staff and organic stakeholders throughout the country. Lindsay leaves ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 05/20/2015 - 13:16 - 0 comments - 0 groups

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 - 05/13/2015 - 14:26 - 0 comments - 0 groups

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 - 0 groups

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 - 0 groups

Peggy Miars to Serve on IFOAM World Board

(October 22, 2014) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) is pleased to announce that Executive Director/CEO Peggy Miars has been elected as the only North American representative to serve a three-year term on the World Board of the Internation ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 04/21/2015 - 09:49 - 0 comments - 0 groups

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 - 04/21/2015 - 09:48 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Standards Update

(December 4, 2014) As part of the process for revising and reprinting the Generic Materials List© and OMRI Standards Manual© for products reviewed in accordance with the USDA organic regulations, OMRI is considering several changes. Your input i ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 02/04/2015 - 12:37 - 0 comments - 0 groups

CFIA Clarifies Policies for Input Approval

(June 11, 2014) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently released a memo that clarifies the policies for input verification under the Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards. The memo effectively states that Certification Bodies (CBs) are allow ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 02/04/2015 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Post-Harvest Materials Guidance

(May 16, 2014)  The National Organic Program (NOP) recently released for public comment a draft Post-Harvest Handling guidance document that outlines the requirements for materials used in post-harvest handling. Specifically, it explains the pr ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 02/04/2015 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 groups