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Chalk
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
205.203(d)(2) A mined substance of low solubility.
Charcoal
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
For use as a filtering aid only. Must be from vegetative sources. Also known as "activated carbon." See also ACTIVATED CHARCOAL.
205.605(b) Activated charcoal…
Cheesewax, microcrystalline
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
(CAS #s 64742– 42–3, 8009–03–08, and 8002– 742). As a production aid—for use in log grown mushroom production. Must be made without either ethylene-propylene co-polymer or synthetic colors.
205.105
Chelates
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Nonsynthetic chelates (including, but not limited to: nonsynthetic amino acids, citric acid, tartaric acid, and other di- and tri- acid chelates) and synthetic lignin sulfonate are allowed. See also AMINO ACIDS – NONSYNTHETIC, the other CHELATES listing, HUMIC ACIDS listings, and LIGNIN SULFONATES. See Glossary for definition of "chelates."
205.105
Chelates
Prohibited
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Synthetic substances not explicitly listed as allowed chelating agents are prohibited. Prohibited chelating agents include DTPA, EDTA, HEDTA, NTA, glucoheptonic acid and its salts, and synthetic amino acids. See also AMINO ACIDS – SYNTHETIC.
205.105(a)
Cherry 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)(7)
Chia (Salvia hispanica L.)
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. See AGRICULTURAL INGREDIENTS – NONORGANIC for more information on the use of nonorganic agricultural ingredients.
205.301(b),(c),(f) & 205.606(c)
Chilean Nitrate
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Pending additional rule-making, the use of sodium (chilean) nitrate shall follow these stipulations: Before October 21, 2012, operations shall not meet more than 20 percent of an organic crop's nitrogen requirement with sodium nitrate. On or after October 21, 2012, operators using sodium (chilean) nitrate shall use it in a manner that maintains or improves the natural resources of the operation, including soil and water quality, and comply with crop nutrient and soil fertility requirements. A proposed rule regarding the use of sodium nitrate is forthcoming. (NOP Notice 12-1) See also SODIUM NITRATE (CHILEAN NITRATE). See Glossary for definition of "Chilean nitrate."
Chitin
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Must be from a nonsynthetic source such as sea animals or fungi. Must not contain prohibited pesticides, synthetic extractants, or other prohibited substances (e.g., synthetic acids and bases). See also CHITIN – PESTICIDE and CHITOSAN. See Glossary for definition of "chitin."
205.105(a)
Chitin – pesticide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
For use as a pest lure, repellent, or as part of a trap, or as a disease control. May be used for other pesticidal purposes, such as nematicidal purposes, only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See also CHITIN. See Glossary for definition of "pesticide."
205.105, 205.206(b)(3), 205.206(d)(2) & 205.206(e)
Chitosan
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
A polysaccharide composed of repeating glucosamine units; obtained by de-acetylation of chitin. May be used as either an adjuvant or inert ingredient in combination with active pesticidal substances [excluding 25(b) exempt pesticides]: see also INERTS – LIST 4.
205.601(m)
Chlorhexidine
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
May be used as a teat dip when alternative germicidal agents and/or physical barriers have lost their effectiveness. Also may be used for surgical procedures conducted under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
205.603(a)(6)
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Chlorine Dioxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Residual chlorine levels in the water in direct crop contact (when used pre-harvest) or as water from cleaning irrigation systems applied to the soil should not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant level under the SDWA, except that chlorine products may be used in edible sprout production according to EPA label directions. May be used up to maximum labeled rates for disinfecting and sanitizing equipment or tools. No intervening event is necessary before equipment is used in contact with organic crops. See also CHLORINE MATERIALS. See Processing and Handling section for post harvest use.
205.601(a)(2)(ii)
Chlorine Dioxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Chlorine products may be used up to maximum labeled rates for sanitizing equipment or tools (including dairy pipelines and tanks). Label instructions should be followed regarding requirements for rinsing or not rinsing prior to the equipment’s next use. Residual chlorine levels in the water in direct contact with food products or animals shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
205.603(a)(7)
Chlorine Dioxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
May be used in direct contact with post-harvest crop or food at levels approved by the FDA or the EPA for such purpose. Such use must include a final rinse and residual chlorine levels in final rinse water shall not exceed the Maximum Residual Disinfectant Limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. When used as a disinfectant and sanitizer for food contact surfaces, may be used up to maximum labeled rates and rinsing is not required unless mandated by the label use directions. See also CHLORINE MATERIALS.
205.605(b)
Chlorine Materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and chlorine dioxide. Residual chlorine levels in the water in direct crop contact (when used pre-harvest) or as water from cleaning irrigation systems applied to the soil should not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant level under the SDWA, except that chlorine products may be used in edible sprout production according to EPA label directions. May be used up to maximum labeled rates for disinfecting and sanitizing equipment or tools. No intervening event is necessary before equipment is used in contact with organic crops. See Processing and Handling section for post harvest use.
205.601(a)(2) As algicide, disinfectants, and sanitizer, including irrigation system cleaning systems… Except, That, residual chlorine levels in the water shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (i) Calcium hypochlorite. (ii) Chlorine dioxide. (iii) Sodium hypochlorite.
Chlorine Materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Includes calcium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide and sodium hypochlorite. May be used for disinfecting livestock facilities and equipment. Chlorine products may be used up to maximum labeled rates for sanitizing equipment or tools (including dairy pipelines and tanks). Label instructions should be followed regarding requirements for rinsing or not rinsing prior to the equipment’s next use. Residual chlorine levels in the water in direct contact with food products or animals shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
205.603(a)(7) As disinfectants, sanitizer, and medical treatments as applicable… Chlorine materials—disinfecting and sanitizing facilities and equipment. Residual chlorine levels in the water shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (i) Calcium hypochlorite. (ii) Chlorine dioxide. (iii) Sodium hypochlorite.
Chlorine Materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic
Includes calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and chlorine dioxide. May be used in direct contact with post-harvest crop or food at levels approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the Environmental Protection Agency for such purpose. Such use must include a final rinse and residual chlorine levels in final rinse water shall not exceed the Maximum Residual Disinfectant Limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Chlorine Materials
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Includes calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and chlorine dioxide. May be used in direct contact with post-harvest crop or food at levels approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the Environmental Protection Agency for such purpose. Such use must include a final rinse and residual chlorine levels in final rinse water shall not exceed the Maximum Residual Disinfectant Limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. When used as a disinfectant and sanitizer for food contact surfaces, chlorine hypochlorite may be used up to maximum labeled rates and rinsing is not required unless mandated by the label use directions.
205.605(b)
Chokeberry—Aronia 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)(8)
Cholecalciferol
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of vitamin D3. See also VITAMIN D and VITAMINS.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(3)
Choline
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
May be supplied by choline bitartrate, choline chloride, ferric choline citrate, or choline xanthate. See also VITAMINS.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(3)
Chymosin Microbial Rennet
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Enzyme from genetically modified source.
205.105(e) Excluded methods.
Citric Acid
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids, Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Must be produced by microbial fermentation of carbohydrate substrates. Must not be derived from microorganisms that have been genetically modified.
205.605(a) Nonsynthetics allowed: Acids (Alginic; Citric—produced by microbial fermentation of carbohydrate substances; and Lactic).
Citric Acid – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Citric Acid – synthetic
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
When used in crop fertilizers or soil amendments, may only be used to pH adjust liquid fish products. The amount of acid used shall not exceed the minimum needed to lower the pH to 3.5. See also FISH PRODUCTS, LIQUID – STABILIZED. When used for equipment cleaning, considered to meet requirements under 205.105 provided there is no crop or soil contact. Must be rinsed before equipment contact with crops or soil. See also EQUIPMENT CLEANERS FOR FARMS.
Citrus Products
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
For use as a pest lure, repellent, or as part of a trap, or as a disease control. May be used for other pesticidal purposes, including use as an insecticide, only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. Includes limonene.
205.206(b)(3), 205.206(d)(2) & 205.206(e)
Citrus Products
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Pest Controls, Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Must be labeled for food processing and handling use. May be used as sanitizer. Considered to meet the requirements under 205.105(c) provided that measures are taken to prevent contact of the organically produced products or ingredients with the substance used. May be used as a pesticide only in conjunction with the facility pest management practices provided for in paragraphs 205.271(a) and (b) and only if those practices are not effective to prevent or control pests alone. Certification agent must determine when food contact should be prevented. See also LIMONENE, D-LIMONENE, and BOTANICAL PESTICIDES.
205.271(c) & 205.272(a)
Clay
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
See also MINED MINERALS – UNPROCESSED.
205.203(d)(2) A mined substance of low solubility.
Clay, Attapulgite
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)
Clay, Bentonite
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also BENTONITE.
205.605(a) Bentonite.
Clay, Fuller’s Earth
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
A porous colloidal aluminum silicate (clay) that has high natural adsorptive power.
205.105(c) [General prohibition] & 205.301(f)(4)
Clay, Kaolin
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also KAOLIN.
205.605(a) Kaolin.
Cleaning Agents
Allowed
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Allowed for animal or food contact. Nonsynthetic materials and synthetic materials on the National List without limiting annotation may be used. See also WATER and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. See Glossary for definition of "cleaning agent."
205.603(a)
Cleaning Agents
Prohibited
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
All synthetic cleaning agents used in direct contact with animals or food products that are not explicitly listed as allowed are prohibited. This includes persistent materials where product and animal contact cannot be avoided. See Glossary for definition of "cleaning agent."
205.105(a)
Cleaning Agents
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Synthetic cleaning agents that are not on the National List for use as a cleaning agent may be used, provided measures are taken to prevent contact of the organic livestock, organically produced products, or organic ingredients with the substance used. This includes nonpersistent materials such as alkali carbonates, potassium permanganate, sodium hydroxide, caustic potash, peracetic acid, and soap. For cleaning agents that are on the National List see the ALCOHOL listings, CHLORINE MATERIALS, IODINE, and PHOSPHORIC ACID. See Glossary for definition of "cleaning agent."
205.238(a)(3)
Coal Tar
Prohibited
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
See also MEDICATIONS – SYNTHETIC.
205.105(a) & 205.238(c)(1)
Cobalt
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
May be supplied by cobalt acetate, cobalt carbonate, cobalt chloride, cobalt oxide, or cobalt sulfate. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)
Cobalt Sulfate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of cobalt and sulfur. May not be fed in amounts above those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the species at its specific stage in life. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)
Cobalt – micronutrient
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
May be used as a micronutrient. Not to be used as a defoliant, herbicide, or desiccant. Those made from nitrates or chlorides are not allowed. Soil deficiency must be documented by testing. See also MICRONUTRIENTS – SYNTHETIC listings.
205.203(d)(5) & 205.601(j)(6)(ii)
Cocoa Bean Hulls
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Must not contain prohibited materials.
205.203(c)(3) Uncomposted plant materials.
Coconut Fiber
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Must not contain prohibited materials. Also known as coir.
Uncomposted plant materials
Coffee Grounds – pesticide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
For use as a pest lure, repellent, or as part of a trap, or as a disease control. May be used for other pesticidal purposes only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See Glossary for definition of "pesticide."
205.206(a),(b),(c),(d) & (e)
Coffee Grounds – soil amendment
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Must not contain prohibited materials. See also PLANTS.
205.105 & 205.203(c)(3)
Cold Pasteurization
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
See also IONIZING RADIATION.
205.105(f)
Colloidal Silica
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
See also SILICON DIOXIDE.
205.605(b)
Colors, Agricultural
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Colors from agricultural sources must be organically produced and handled, or appear in section 205.606 of the National List and be commercially unavailable from an organic source to be used in a processed product labeled as ‘organic.’ Must not be produced using synthetic solvents and carrier systems or any artificial preservative. Otherwise, nonorganic agricultural colors may be used in a processed product labeled as ‘Made with Organic [Specific Ingredients].’
205.270(b)(2) [General Prohibition] & 205.301(c), 205.301(f)(1),(2),(3).
Colors, Artificial
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Artificial colors are prohibited.
205.105(c) [General Prohibition] & 205.301(f)(5)
Colors, Nonagricultural
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Colors are prohibited if they do not appear on the National List.
205.105(c) [General Prohibition] & 205.301(f)(5)