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Post-Harvest Materials Guidance

(May 16, 2014)  The National Organic Program (NOP) recently released for public comment a draft Post-Harvest Handling guidance document that outlines the requirements for materials used in post-harvest handling. Specifically, it explains the pr ...

Press Release - - 02/04/2015 - 12:36 - 0 comments

OMRI Achieves 3,000 Listed Products

(February 26, 2014) OMRI is pleased to announce that nearly 1,000 companies have chosen to add over 3,000 compliant products to the OMRI Products List© , making it the largest and most frequently used input resource for organic certifiers, growers, l ...

Press Release - - 02/04/2015 - 12:35 - 0 comments

NOP Aquatic Plant Extracts Policy

(April 2, 2014) On March 12, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) released Policy Memo 14-1 regarding the use of phosphoric acid in aquatic plant extracts. Specifically, the NOP will no longer allow phosphoric acid as a pH adjuster in alkali-ext ...

Press Release - - 06/11/2014 - 09:13 - 0 comments

Announcing OMRI / IOIA Webinars for Canada

(March 13, 2014) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are pleased to announce a new series of joint webinars focused on the use of materials under the Canada Organic Regime (COR) stand ...

Press Release - - 06/11/2014 - 09:13 - 0 comments

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