More about the OMRI Generic Materials List

The new 2009 OMRI Generic Materials List features:

  • Newly updated appendix offers the most current information on NOSB recommendations.
  • Livestock vitamin and minerals appendix serves up vital information for livestock certification.
  • Fresh and efficient design reduces the page count and weight.

With sections for crops, livestock, and processing and handling, materials are alphabetically listed and designated with a status that indicates whether they are Allowed, Allowed with Restrictions, or Prohibited under the NOP Rule.

OMRI’s Allowed with Restriction status indicates use restrictions that are required for compliant use of the material under the NOP Rule. OMRI developed the Allowed with Restriction status to flag important regulatory qualifications for the material in question. Each Allowed with Restrictions material entry in the List contains the use restriction.

The OMRI Generic Materials List also includes other useful reference resources. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Appendix lists their recommendations and accompanying annotations that have not completed a final regulatory rulemaking.

The Livestock Vitamins and Minerals Appendix lists status and provides citations to the applicable regulatory sections under the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials).

Subscriptions to OMRI include the OMRI Generic Materials List, the OMRI Products List—and all its updates—and the OMRI Materials Review—our quarterly newsletter.