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1, 4 Dimethyl-naphthalene
Prohibited
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
205.105(a)
1, 4-dimethyl-naphthalene
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Acetic Acid
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
As a cleaner or 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. Prohibited as an ingredient since not explicitly listed at 205.605. See also VINEGAR.
205.272(a)
Acetic Acid Bacteria
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Any food grade bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. See also MICROORGANISMS.
205.605(a)
Acetic Acid – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Nonsynthetic forms of acetic acid may be used topically and as disinfectants. For use as a disinfectant and sanitizer. Organic sources required for internal use.
205.105 & 205.238(c)(1)
Acetic Acid – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Uses for nonsynthetic (natural) acetic acid include drip irrigation cleaner, adjuvant to adjust the pH of sprays, stabilizer for liquid fish products, and minimum risk inert (List 4B) in a pesticide formulation. Solutions that contain less than 8% acetic acid are vinegar. See also VINEGAR – NONSYNTHETIC and INERTS – LIST 4.
205.105 & 205.601(m)
Acetic Acid – nonsynthetic, pesticide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
May be used as a pesticide only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See Glossary for definition of "pesticide."
205.206(b)(3), 205.206(d)(2) & 205.206(e)
Acetic Acid – synthetic
Prohibited
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Synthetic sources of acetic acid have not been reviewed by the NOSB.
205.105(a)
Acetic Acid – synthetic
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
Synthetic sources not permitted as active pesticidal ingredients. May be used as either an adjuvant or inert ingredient in combination with active pesticidal substances [excluding 25(b) exempt pesticides]. Solutions that contain less than 8% acetic acid are vinegar. See also VINEGAR – SYNTHETIC and INERTS – LIST 4.
205.105(a) & 205.601(m)
Acidified Sodium Chlorite
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Indirect food contact surface sanitizing only. Acidified with citric acid only.
Acidified Sodium Chlorite
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Secondary direct antimicrobial food treatment and indirect food contact surface sanitizing. Acidified with citric acid only.
Activated Charcoal
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Derived from plant material activated by physical and not chemical treatments. Also known as "activated carbon."
Activated Charcoal
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
For use only as a filtering aid. Must only be from vegetative sources. Also known as "activated carbon."
205.605(b)
Activated Charcoal – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Derived from plant material activated by physical and not chemical treatments. Also known as "activated carbon."
205.237(a) & 205.237(b)(2)
Activated Charcoal – nonsynthetic, drug
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
Derived from plant material activated by physical and not chemical treatments. May not be administered in the absence of illness. Also known as "activated carbon."
205.238(c)(2)
Activated Charcoal – synthetic
Prohibited
Livestock Health Care
Synthetic
Also known as "activated carbon."
205.105(a) & 205.238(c)(1)
Acupuncture
Allowed
Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
205.105
Adjuvants – for pesticide use
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Synthetic adjuvants must explicitly appear on the National List for this application or use. EPA Inert Ingredients List 4 are restricted and may be used only with EPA registered pesticides or active ingredients considered “25b exempt” from FIFRA registration. See also OILS, PETROLEUM-BASED – NARROW RANGE; SOAPS, AMMONIUM and INERTS listings. List 3 inert ingredients may be used only in passive dispensers of EPA registered pheromones. See Glossary for definitions of "adjuvants" and "pesticide."
205.601(m) As synthetic inert ingredients as classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for use with nonsynthetic substances or synthetic substances listed in this section and used as an active pesticide ingredient in accordance with any limitations on the use of such substances at: (1) EPA List 4—Inerts of Minimal Concern. (2) EPA List 3—Inerts of Unknown Toxicity allowed: (i) ingredients may be used only in passive dispensers of EPA registered pheromones.
Adjuvants – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Allowed unless explicitly prohibited. See Glossary for definition of "adjuvants."
205.105
Adjuvants – synthetic
Prohibited
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
All synthetic adjuvants that are not listed as allowed or restricted are prohibited. Specifically, aromatic petroleum solvents and materials on EPA Inert Ingredients Lists 1, 2, and most of 3 are prohibited. See also INERTS listings. See glossary for definition of "adjuvants."
205.105(a)
Adrenaline
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
Also known as "epinephrine." May not be administered in the absence of illness.
205.105 & 205.238(c)(2)
Agar-agar
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(a)
Agricultural Ingredients – nonorganic
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Agricultural
Nonorganic agricultural ingredients that are not listed at section 205.606 of the National List may only be used in processed products labeled as ‘Made with Organic [specified ingredients]’ provided that the nonorganic agricultural ingredients are not claimed to be organic and are not produced or handled with the use of sewage sludge, genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation.
205.105(e),(f),(g); 205.270(b)(2); 205.301(c) & 205.301(f)(1),(2),(3)
Alcohol
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol)
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
May be used as a disinfectant and sanitizer only. In medical treatments, may be used only as a topical disinfectant.
205.603(a)(1)(i) As disinfectants, sanitizer, and medical treatments as applicable… Alcohols… Ethanol—disinfectant and sanitizer only.
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol)
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
May be used as an algicide, disinfectant or sanitizer, including irrigation system cleaner. May be used as an adjuvant or inert ingredient in combination with active pesticidal ingredients [excluding 25(b) exempt pesticides]. See also INERTS – LIST 4.
205.601(a)(1)(i)
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol)
Prohibited
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Synthetic
Prohibited for use as an appetizer, feed additive, and feeding stimulant.
205.603(a)(1)(i) Alcohols… Ethanol… prohibited as a feed additive.
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol)
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Agricultural
Ethyl alcohol is prohibited as a nonorganic ingredient or processing aid when it is made from crops grown on sewage sludge, manufactured using excluded methods such as fermentation from genetically modified organisms, or handled using ionizing radiation as described in Food and Drug Administration regulation 21 CFR 179.26.
205.105(e), 205.105(f) & 205.105(g)
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol) – disinfectant
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
(Includes agricultural, nonorganic ethyl alcohol.) As a disinfectant. 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.
205.272(a)
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol) – ingredient
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Agricultural
Alcohol used as an ingredient in a product labeled as ‘organic’ must be organically produced and handled. Nonorganic ethyl alcohol (ethanol) produced by natural fermentation may be used in processed products labeled as ‘Made with Organic [specified ingredients]’ provided that the nonorganic ethyl alcohol (ethanol) 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. Nonorganic, nonsynthetic ethyl alcohol may be used as a solvent for extraction of nonorganic agricultural ingredients that appear on the National List at 205.605(a), such as flavors, and labeled as nonorganic ingredients in products labeled "organic" and containing not less than 95% organic agricultural ingredients net of water and salt or labeled as "made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s))." See also AGRICULTURAL INGREDIENTS – NONORGANIC.
205.105(c),(d),(e),(f),(g); 205.270(b)(2); 205.301(c); 205.301(f)(1),(2),(3) & 205.605(a)
Alcohol, Ethyl (Ethanol) – solvent
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Ethyl alcohol manufactured from synthetic sources is a volatile synthetic solvent permitted as a nonorganic ingredient or processing aid used to extract nonorganic agricultural ingredients in products labeled "made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s))." See also ALCOHOL, ETHYL (ETHANOL) – INGREDIENT for the use of nonorganic ethyl alcohol as a solvent. Synthetic ethyl alcohol is prohibited as a volatile solvent used to extract agricultural ingredients in products labeled "organic."
205.105(c) & 205.270(c)(2)
Alcohol, Isopropyl (Isopropanol)
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
May be used as a disinfectant. 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.
205.272(a)
Alcohol, Isopropyl (Isopropanol)
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
May be used as a disinfectant or inert ingredient.
205.601(a)(1)(ii) Isopropanol may be used as an algicide, disinfectant, and sanitizer, including irrigation system cleaning systems.
Alcohol, Isopropyl (Isopropanol)
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Health Care, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
May only be used as a disinfectant.
205.603(a)(1)(ii) Isopropanol—disinfectant only.
Alcohol, Methyl (Methanol)
Prohibited
Livestock Health Care, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(a)
Alfalfa Meal or Pellets
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Pelletization process must not involve prohibited materials.
205.203(c)(3) Uncomposted plant materials.
Algae
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Agricultural
Includes various cultivated edible species in the Kingdom Protista, commonly grouped as green, brown, and red algae. May also refer to the cyanobacterium Spirulina, also commonly known as blue-green algae. Nonorganic algae may be used only as a thickener and dietary supplement. Nonorganic algae may be used in processed products labeled as ‘Made with Organic [specified ingredients]’ provided that the algae is not produced or handled with the use of sewage sludge, genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation. Nonorganic algae may also be used in or on processed products labeled as ‘organic’ only when the certifier determines that the ingredient is not commercially available in an organic form and that it meets the requirements of 205.301(b) and 205.301(f). See also ALGAL EXTRACTS and KELP. See glossary for definition of "algae."
205.301(b),(c),(f) & 205.606(m)
Algae
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
Kelp must be organic. See also AQUATIC PLANT PRODUCTS. See Glossary for definition of “algae” and “kelp.”
205.237(a)
Algae
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
See also AQUATIC PLANT PRODUCTS listings.
205.203(c)(3) Uncomposted plant materials.
Algal Extracts
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Algal extracts that do not appear on the National List are prohibited.
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Algal Extracts
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
Algal extracts must appear on the National List to be used as ingredients in organic processed products. See also AGAR-AGAR and CARRAGEENAN.
205.301, 205.605 & 205.605(a),(b)
Alginates – as a class
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Includes ammonium alginate, calcium alginate, potassium alginate, and sodium alginate.
205.605(b)
Alginic Acid
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(a) Nonsynthetics allowed: Acids (Alginic; Citric—produced by microbial fermentation of carbohydrate substances; and Lactic).
Amino Acids
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
All forms prohibited.
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Amino Acids – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Amino acids produced by plants, animals, and microorganisms that have not been genetically modified (see Glossary) and are extracted or isolated by hydrolysis, or by physical or other nonchemical means are considered nonsynthetic. Nonsynthetic amino acids may be used as plant growth regulators and chelating agents.
205.105
Amino Acids – synthetic
Prohibited
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
See also DL-METHIONINE.
205.105(a)
Amino Acids – synthetic
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Amino acids that are considered to be synthetically produced and/or produced from genetically modified organisms are prohibited. See also GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS.
205.105(a) & (e)
Ammonia Products
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
All synthetic ammonia products are prohibited for crop nutrition including: anhydrous ammonia, aqua ammonia, ammonium forms of micronutrients (see also AMMONIATED MICRONUTRIENTS), ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, and ammonium soaps.
205.105(a)
Ammoniated Micronutrients
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
Includes ammonium molybdate, ammonium pentaborate, ammoniated zinc chloride, and ferrous ammonium sulfate. See also MICRONUTRIENTS – SYNTHETIC listings.
205.105(a)
Ammonium Alginate
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(b)