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Ammonium Bicarbonate
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
For use only as a leavening agent.
205.605(b)
Ammonium Carbonate
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
For use as bait in insect traps only. Cannot be in contact with crop or soil.
205.601(e)(1)
Ammonium Carbonate
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
For use only as a leavening agent.
205.605(b)
Ammonium Hydroxide
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Ammonium Phosphates
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Ammonium Soaps
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also FRUIT COATINGS listings.
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Ammonium Sulfate
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Anaerobic Digestate - plant and animal materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Products of anaerobic digestion produced with manure or other animal material feedstocks are subject to the same restrictions as raw, uncomposted manure. They may only be (i) applied to land used for a crop not intended for human consumption; (ii) incorporated into the soil not less than 120 days prior to the harvest of a product whose edible portion has direct contact with the soil surface or soil particles; or (iii) incorporated into the soil not less than 90 days prior to the harvest of a product whose edible portion does not have direct contact with the soil surface or soil particles. See also MANURE – RAW, UNCOMPOSTED.
Anaerobic Digestate - plant materials
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Products of anaerobic digestion processes are acceptable if made from only allowed plant-based feedstock materials. Anaerobic digestate must not contain more than 1x103 (1,000) MPN fecal coliform per gram of digestate sampled and must not contain more than 3 MPN Salmonella per 4 grams of digestate sampled. See also ANAEROBIC DIGESTATE- PLANT AND ANIMAL MATERIALS
Anesthetics
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
See also LIDOCAINE and PROCAINE.
205.238(b) & 205.603(b)
Animal By-products
Prohibited
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
The feeding of poultry and mammalian slaughter by-products to organic poultry and mammals is prohibited.
205.237(b)(5) The producer of an organic operation must not… Feed mammalian or poultry slaughter by-products to mammals or poultry.
Animal By-products and Materials
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Parts of an animal and animal by-products that have specific uses in soil fertility are allowed. Includes meat, bone meal, and animal urine that have been treated or handled in a way that reduces contamination by specified risk materials and food-borne pathogens and meets standards for indicator pathogens. See listings under individual generic materials.
205.105
Animal By-products and Materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Animal by-products that have not been treated or handled in a way that reduces contamination by specified risk materials and food-borne pathogens or do not meet standards for indicator pathogens. Must be managed in a manner that does not contribute to contamination of crops soil or water.
205.105(a) & (e).
Animal By-products and Materials
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
Leather by-products and other synthetic chemically-treated animal by-products are prohibited.
205.105(a) & (e).
Anthelmintics – synthetic
Prohibited
Livestock External Parasiticides and Pesticides
Synthetic
Synthetic anthelmintics are prohibited, unless explicitly listed otherwise. Prohibited for use in slaughter stock. SEE IVERMECTIN for restricted use in breeder and dairy stock. See also BOTANICALS and DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. See Glossary for definition of "anthelmintic."
205.105(a)
Anti-coagulants
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Prohibited anti-coagulants include diphacinone and chlorophacinone. May not be used directly or in bait stations on certified land.
205.105(a)
Antibiotics
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Synthetic antibiotics are prohibited unless explicitly listed. Avermectin is prohibited in plant crop production.
205.105(a)
Antibiotics
Prohibited
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
Animals treated with antibiotics lose their organic status. Producers must not withhold antibiotics in an effort to preserve an animal’s organic status. See the introduction of the livestock section to understand how the administration of prohibited materials affects the organic status of breeder, dairy, and slaughter stock. See Glossary for definition of "antibiotics."
205.238(c)(1) & (7) The producer of an organic livestock operation must not… Sell, label, or represent as organic any animal or edible product derived from any animal treated with antibiotics… Or… Withhold medical treatment from a sick animal in an effort to preserve its organic status. All appropriate medications must be used to restore an animal to health when methods acceptable to organic production fail. Livestock treated with a prohibited substance must be clearly identified and shall not be sold, labeled, or represented as organically produced.
Antibiotics, Streptomycin Sulfate
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Permitted for use as a fire blight control in apples and pears only until October 21, 2014. See also STREPTOMYCIN SULFATE.
205.601(i)(11) As plant disease control… For fire blight control in apples and pears only. [Lists as streptomycin.]
Antibiotics, Tetracycline
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Includes oxytetracycline calcium complex. For use as a fire blight control in apples and pears only until October 21, 2014, and if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See also TETRACYCLINE.
205.601(i)(12) As plant disease control… For fire blight control only. [Lists as Tetracycline.]
Aquatic Plant Products
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
Aquatic plant products are prohibited if they contain synthetic preservatives such as formaldehyde or are fortified with otherwise prohibited nutrient sources. Kelp must be organic. See Glossary for definition of "aquatic plant products" and "kelp."
205.105(a) & 205.237(a)
Aquatic Plant Products
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Aquatic plant products are prohibited if they contain synthetic preservatives, such as formaldehyde, are extracted by synthetic solvents not on the National List, or are fortified with otherwise prohibited plant nutrients, including phosphoric acid or solvents that exceed the amount necessary for extraction. Potassium hydroxide extracted aquatic plant products may not be blended with synthetically extracted humic acid derivatives. Aquatic plant products that are chemically reacted with extractants may not be used as plant growth regulators.
205.105(a)
Aquatic Plant Products – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Aquatic plants that have not been synthetically extracted or stabilized are allowed.
205.203(c)(3) Uncomposted plant materials.
Aquatic Plant Products – synthetically extracted
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
Nonsynthetic extracts are allowed. Synthetic extraction process is limited to the use of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide; solvent amount used is limited to that amount necessary for extraction. Aquatic plant products are prohibited if they contain synthetic preservatives such as formaldehyde, or are fortified with otherwise prohibited plant nutrient sources.
205.601(j)(1) As plant or soil amendments… Aquatic plant extracts (other than hydrolyzed)—Extraction process is limited to the use of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide; solvent amount used is limited to that amount necessary for extraction.
Arsenate-treated Lumber
Prohibited
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Includes copper chromium arsenate. Trellises, stakes, and other structures using arsenate treated lumber may not be installed or used for replacement purposes when in contact with soil or livestock. Arsenate-treated lumber cannot be in contact with soil used to grow crops.
205.105 & 205.206(f) The producer must not use lumber treated with arsenate or other prohibited materials for new installations or replacement purposes in contact with soil or livestock. [Also see Vol. 65, No. 246 of the Federal Register, page 80566 for treated lumber reference.]
Arsenate-treated Lumber
Prohibited
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Includes copper chromium arsenate. Trellises, stakes, and other structures using arsenate-treated lumber may not be installed or used for replacement purposes when in contact with livestock. May be used as fenceposts and building materials when isolated from production. See Vol. 65, No. 246 of the Federal Register, page 80566 for treated lumber reference. See Glossary for definition of "arsenate treated lumber."
205.105(a) & 205.206(f) The producer must not use lumber treated with arsenate or other prohibited materials for new installations or replacement purposes in contact with soil or livestock.
Arsenic
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
Arsenic applied to crops for pest control is prohibited. See also ARSENATE-TREATED LUMBER for more information on other uses. See Glossary for definition of "arsenic."
205.602(b)
Arthropods
Allowed
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
See also BIOLOGICAL CONTROLS and PREDATORS & PARASITES.
205.206(b)(1) Augmentation or introduction of predators or parasites of the pest species.
Ascorbic Acid
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
205.105(a)
Ascorbic Acid
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
Source of vitamin C. See also VITAMINS.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(3)
Ascorbic Acid
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(b)
Ash – plant or animal
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Ash from plant and animal sources only. Ashes from burning minerals, manure, or prohibited materials are prohibited. See also MANURE ASH.
205.203(d)(4) & 205.602(a) Ash obtained from the burning of a plant or animal material… [t]hat has not been treated or combined with a prohibited substance.
Aspartame
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Aspirin
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
Allowed for health care to reduce inflammation.
205.603(a)(2)
Atropine (CAS #51-55-8)
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
May only be used if preventive practices and veterinary biologics are inadequate to prevent sickness. May only be used: (i) by or on the lawful written order of a licensed veterinarian, in full compliance with the AMDUCA and 21 CFR part 530 of the Food and Drug Administration regulations and (ii) with a meat withdrawal period of at least 56 days after administering to livestock intended for slaughter and a milk discard period of at least 12 days after administering to dairy animals.
205.238(b) & 205.603(a)(3)
Attapulgite Clay
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Also known as "palygorskite." May only be used as a processing aid in the handling of plant and animal oils.
205.605(a)
Avermectin
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Azadirachta indica
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
May be used as a pesticide if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See also NEEM EXTRACT AND DERIVATIVES, NEEM AND NEEM DERIVATIVES – NATURAL, and BOTANICAL PESTICIDES.
205.206(e)
Bacillus thuringiensis
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
May be used as a pesticide if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met.
205.206(e)
Bactericides
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
All synthetic bactericides that are not explicitly permitted are prohibited. See Glossary for definition of "bactericides."
205.105(a)
Baking powder
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
All components must be classified as “Allowed PN” and be aluminum-free. See also individual ingredients.
205.605(a) & 205.605(b)
Baking Soda
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also SODIUM BICARBONATE.
205.605(a)
Bark
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
See also PLANTS.
205.203(c)(3) Uncomposted plant materials.
Basalt
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
See also MINED MINERALS – UNPROCESSED.
205.203(d)(2) A mined substance of low solubility.
Basic Slag
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Beauveria spp.
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
See also BIOLOGICAL CONTROLS.
205.206(e)
Bedding
Allowed
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Roughage (e.g. hay, straw, corn stalks, rice hulls, peanut hulls) used as bedding must be organically produced. Wood products used as bedding may not contain prohibited substances.
Beeswax
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Animal material.
205.105(a)
Beeswax
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Nonorganic beeswax may only be used in processed products labeled as ‘Made with Organic [specified ingredients]’ provided that the nonorganic beeswax is not claimed to be organic and is not produced or handled with the use of sewage sludge, genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation. See also AGRICULTURAL INGREDIENTS – NONORGANIC.
205.105(e),(f),(g); 205.270(b)(2); 205.301(c) & 205.301(f)(1),(2),(3)
Beet Juice Color
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Nonorganic sources may be used in or on processed products labeled as “organic” only when not commercially available in organic form.Must not be produced using synthetic solvents and carrier systems or any artificial preservative. See AGRICULTURAL INGREDIENTS – NONORGANIC for more information on the use of nonorganic agricultural ingredients.
205.301(b),(c),(f) & 205.606(d)(1)