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The OMRI communications team maintains a press list for occasional press releases about the activities of the organization and regulations on materials for organic use. Please email marketing@omri.org to add your email to our press list.

Below you will find our most recent press releases.

(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) used in California.

(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.

(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 positions.  Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador will continue to provide quality, professional oversight to the Review Program in the new position of

(May 19, 2011) To continue providing exceptional service, OMRI is implementing a fee increase effective June 17, 2011, in conjunction with the beginning of our fiscal year. Previous increases have occurred at the beginning of the calendar year.

(March 11, 2011) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) today applauded the indictment of Kenneth Nelson, Jr., president of Port Organic Products, Ltd.

(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 will take place during the 14th annual Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) luncheon, on March 10 from 11:30 to 1:30.  Miars will ce

(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 registration program. All comments must be received by CDFA as soon as possible.

(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 describes OMRI’s position regarding CSL, and explains how we arrived at this determination.

(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 listing of materials suitable for use in organic production.

(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 and listing of materials suitable for use in organic production.