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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

OMRI Introduces New Seal

(October 2, 2012) Robust, efficient, trusted – OMRI (the Organic Material Review Institute) has launched its new seal, with these anchoring principles shaping new directions for the organization and for material review. OMRI, the leading re ...

Press Release - - 12/28/2012 - 10:37 - 0 comments

OMRI Updates Generic Materials List

(July 30, 2012) Responding to recent changes in policy from the National Organic Program (NOP), the Board of Directors has voted to update the OMRI Generic Materials List© (GML). The update became effective on June 27, 2012. A PDF report of the up ...

Press Release - - 10/15/2012 - 09:14 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces New Inspection Fees

(June 29, 2012) In the past, OMRI charged product suppliers for all direct inspection costs, plus 25% of costs not related to inspector travel, for all high nitrogen liquid fertilizer and for-cause inspections and sampling. A deposit was collected befor ...

Press Release - - 10/15/2012 - 09:05 - 0 comments

OMRI Welcomes New Board Members

(June 12, 2012) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) announces the appointment of Margaret McGrath, Ph.D.; Jennifer Scott, "Coach" Mark Smallwood, and Jackie von Ruden to the OMRI Board of Directors. OMRI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is ...

Press Release - - 10/01/2012 - 13:39 - 0 comments

OMRI Announces California Liquid Fertilizer Verdict

(March 1, 2012) In a federal court last week, Peter Townsley quietly entered a plea of guilty to two charges of mail fraud in connection with his former company, California Liquid Fertilizer. The charges involved false information that Townsley subm ...

Press Release - - 10/01/2012 - 13:38 - 0 comments

OMRI Seeks Canadian Project Committee Members

(February 9, 2012) The committee’s primary goal will be to explore the regulatory environment in Canada, to advise OMRI regarding Canadian standards for materials, and to help establish an OMRI review program that will serve the needs of the Canadian ...

Press Release - - 10/01/2012 - 13:37 - 0 comments