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USDA Accreditation

Question:  Why is OMRI not USDA accredited as an organic certifier? Agricultural products that are outputs of organic farms or processors (such as foods, fibers and ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/12/2018 - 12:05 - 0 comments

Synthetic versus Nonsynthetic Determination

Question:  How do I determine whether my product or ingredient is synthetic or nonsynthetic? The USDA National Organic Program regulations define synthetic as follo ...

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Product Labeling

Question:  What are OMRI's policies for product labeling? OMRI policies for product labeling are described in §2.7 and §4.2.2 of the OMRI Policy Manual © . H ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/12/2018 - 12:01 - 0 comments

Product Changes

Question:  What do I need to submit to OMRI if I want to change my product? Companies with OMRI Listed® products are responsible for notifying OMRI at least 60 days ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/12/2018 - 11:50 - 0 comments

Canada GEs (previously GMOs)

Question:  Are materials from genetic engineering (GE) allowed for use in Canadian organic production? According to CAN/CGSB 32.310,  subclause 1.4,  mat ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/12/2018 - 11:48 - 0 comments

More information

Question:  Where can I get more information about organic food production in the United States? The OMRI  Links  page lists websites that provide in ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/12/2018 - 10:47 - 0 comments

CFIA (previously titled Canada Organic Office)

Question:  Does CFIA recognize OMRI's decisions about materials? In accordance with a recent memo from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Certifying Bodies (CBs) t ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/11/2018 - 15:59 - 0 comments

Manufacturing Process

Question:  Do I need to know the manufacturing process for all of my ingredients? Generally, if an ingredient is nonsynthetic, you will need to submit a manufacturi ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/11/2018 - 12:35 - 0 comments

Additional standards cost

Question:  What is the cost of having a product reviewed to additional standards (NOP or COR)? Products that are currently OMRI Listed® to one standard can be review ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/11/2018 - 12:13 - 0 comments

Third Party Confidentiality

Question:  One of my ingredient suppliers is not willing to provide me with information about their formula or manufacturing process. How can I move forward? OMRI ha ...

Frequently Asked Questions - rosiec@omri.org - 04/11/2018 - 12:12 - 0 comments