Frequently Asked Questions About Product Review
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How do I maintain my product listing?
Annual Renewal (annually) Suppliers need to renew product and supplier listings and submit renewal fees annually to remain on the OMRI Products List. The annual renewal process ensures that OMRI Listed products continue to meet OMRI's standards and allows OMRI to maintain accurate listing information. This process is simple and does not require the submission of a full product application.
Ongoing Compliance Review (every 3-5 years) All OMRI Listed products will undergo a full Ongoing Compliance Review every 3-5 years to ensure that the product continues to conform to OMRI's standards. The Ongoing Compliance (OC) Review is required for OMRI’s ISO 65 accreditation. OC applications must be returned by the deadline in order to avoid being dropped from the OMRI Product List.
Notification of Company and Product Changes (ongoing) OMRI Listed product suppliers must notify OMRI in writing 60 days prior to the implementation of any Product Changes specified in the OMRI Policy and Standards Manual Section 2.9. The downloadable Change Report form is available when you log in to the OMRI website and navigate to the Individual Forms and Checklist page found on the right hand menu.
What do I need to submit to OMRI if I want to change my product after my product is listed?
Suppliers of OMRI Listed products must notify OMRI in writing 60 days prior to the implementation of any product changes listed in the OMRI Policy and Standards Manual Section 2.9. The Change Report form is used to report any changes that occur to a listed product, including changes to company information. This form can be found when you log into the website and navigate to the Individual Forms and Checklists page in the right hand Applicant Menu. To see applicable fees for making changes to your product, click here.
What is the OMRI process for annual renewal?
Product listing renewal dates occur one year from the first day of the calendar quarter following the date a product is added to the OMRI Products List. If your product is added to the OMRI Products List on February 1, 2012, the listing expiration date will be March 1, 2013 and the renewal will be due February 1, 2013. The early renewal due date is needed to allow time for processing the large number of renewals OMRI receives prior to the listing expiration date. Also updated OMRI Listed® certificates may be provided to suppliers prior to their current certificates’ expiration date. After the first year, product renewals are due annually on the same date.
Suppliers with more than one OMRI Listed product will be prorated so that all of their renewals are due at the same time.
The renewal process allows OMRI to maintain accuracy of the information on the OMRI Products List through:
- removing discontinued products
- updating information about suppliers and products
OMRI sends annual renewal packets to suppliers with OMRI Listed products. To renew, suppliers must complete and submit all renewal forms along with the applicable fees and other documentation requested in the renewal packet. If renewal forms, fees and other requested documentation are not received by the final deadline (5 business days prior to the product listing expiration date) the product(s) is/are removed from the OMRI Products List.
Please contact Cindy at 541-343-7600 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about renewing your product listing.
When will I be notified of the Review Panel's decision?
The OMRI Review Panel studies your reviewer's summary and recommendation and votes on a product's status or requests more information. Products that comply are given an "Allowed" or "Restricted" status and are added to the OMRI Products List. Your reviewer will notify you within 12 business days after the Review Panel completes their decision-making process.
When the Review Panel approves the application, OMRI issues a certificate and an approval letter. Also, OMRI will list the product on our website and in our quarterly supplement to the OMRI Products List. Every January, we print the OMRI Products List, which will include your product if it has been approved. Finally, the OMRI Listed® Seal is licensed to your company for use in association with the product.
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