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OMRI Announces New Policy for Prohibited Products

(February 19, 2014) OMRI is dedicated to offering the best possible service for the organic industry. In response to feedback from suppliers, we are pleased to announce that OMRI will now offer a reformulation option for products that are determined to ...

Press Release - - 06/11/2014 - 09:12 - 0 comments

OMRI Welcomes New Canada Review Applicants

(January 31, 2014) OMRI is proud to officially launch input review for the entire Canadian organic community. The nonprofit organization is now accepting applications from all companies, including new suppliers, for review of input products to determine ...

Press Release - - 06/11/2014 - 09:12 - 0 comments

OMRI Lists Products for Canada

(October 29, 2013) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) is pleased to announce that the OMRI Products List© , the oldest and largest list of input products for use in USDA organic production, now has a counterpart for organic production unde ...

Press Release - - 03/13/2014 - 09:44 - 0 comments

OMRI Grows with New Staff

(October 24, 2013)  As OMRI continues to grow our service to the organic community, including the new OMRI Canada Review Program, we have been fortunate to retain an incredibly knowledgeable and talented staff. During the summer, OMRI made several ...

Press Release - - 02/19/2014 - 16:18 - 0 comments

OMRI Adds Anaerobic Digestion Categories

(September 5, 2013) OMRI recently added two new categories for fertilizing products made using anaerobic digestion. Products that use only plant material feedstocks will now be listed as Allowed under a new category on the OMRI Products List© . Produ ...

Press Release - - 01/31/2014 - 10:58 - 0 comments

OMRI Launches Canada Pilot Program

(June 17,2013) OMRI is pleased to announce the much anticipated launch of the OMRI Canada Pilot Program. Applications for review to Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards are now being accepted, exclusively for products already OMRI Listed® to USDA Natio ...

Press Release - - 01/06/2014 - 14:10 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces New Staff

(April 9, 2013) OMRI is pleased to welcome several new staff members to help the organization provide a robust and efficient service for the organic community. In order to expand OMRI's resources and provide enhanced support for organic integrity, the o ...

Press Release - - 01/06/2014 - 14:09 - 0 comments

OMRI Welcomes Comments for Upcoming Revisions

(December 13, 2012) In order to continue improving review policies, procedures, and standards, OMRI plans to revise the Policy and Standards Manual © and Generic Materials List ©. OMRI encourages participation by all interested parties in the con ...

Press Release - - 09/06/2013 - 09:21 - 0 comments

OMRI Updates Generic Materials List

(November 1, 2012) In response to changes from the National Organic Program (NOP), the OMRI Board of Directors recently voted to make several changes to the OMRI Generic Materials List© (GML). The update became effective on October 17, 2012. A PDF r ...

Press Release - - 09/06/2013 - 09:20 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces New Contracts with the USDA

(October 15, 2012) The USDA has contracted with OMRI to complete two critical projects for the organic industry. Once again, OMRI was chosen to produce a list of substances allowed in organic production, this time focusing on livestock materials. The li ...

Press Release - - 04/09/2013 - 15:31 - 0 comments