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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.

(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.

(July 8, 2010) Our growing list of products means a growing staff. OMRI is seeking to fill two key positions on our team.  Please see the following job announcements:

(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 Director/CEO.  Miars comes to us most recently from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), where she has served for six years as the Ex

(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 Gold made by Nortech Waste LLC, Grover Wonder Grow Compost made by Grover Landscape Services, and Clean City Compost made by Feather River Orga

(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 Grow Compost made by Grover Landscape Services, and Clean City Compost made by Feather River Organics.

(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.

(April 8, 2010)  Please note that the comment period is now closed.  The draft manuals are no longer posted on this website.  You are always welcome to submit general comments regarding OMRI Policices and Standards using the OMRI Comment Form.

(March 18, 2010)