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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 - 02/23/2015 - 09:30 - 0 comments - 0 groups

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 - 02/13/2015 - 10:30 - 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 - 11:37 - 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 - 11:36 - 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 - 11:36 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Achieves 3,000 Listed Products

(February 26, 2014) OMRI is pleased to announce that nearly 1,000 companies have chosen to add over 3,000 compliant products to the OMRI Products List© , making it the largest and most frequently used input resource for organic certifiers, growers, l ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 02/04/2015 - 11:35 - 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 - 12/10/2014 - 13:45 - 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 - 10/22/2014 - 08:11 - 0 comments - 0 groups

NOP Aquatic Plant Extracts Policy

(April 2, 2014) On March 12, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) released Policy Memo 14-1 regarding the use of phosphoric acid in aquatic plant extracts. Specifically, the NOP will no longer allow phosphoric acid as a pH adjuster in alkali-ext ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 06/11/2014 - 08:13 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Announcing OMRI / IOIA Webinars for Canada

(March 13, 2014) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are pleased to announce a new series of joint webinars focused on the use of materials under the Canada Organic Regime (COR) stand ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 06/11/2014 - 08:13 - 0 comments - 0 groups