OMRI Reaches 10,000 Listed Input Products for Organic Use
(January 3, 2024) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) has passed a major milestone, reaching 10,000 OMRI Listed® products reviewed and verified for organic use.
Since its founding in 1997, the nonprofit input review organization has enjoyed steady growth to its OMRI Products Lists©, as illustrated by the graph below. Over the past quarter century, OMRI has managed to continuously expand its services and technologies, improved or maintained the efficiency of its review times, even in the face of economic downturns, industry changes, the launches of two additional ruling bodies in Canada and Mexico, and even a global pandemic.
As of the summer of 2023, median review time is down to just two months. Such strides are a testament to the ongoing investments that OMRI has made in its staffing, application process and software infrastructure.According to Executive Director/CEO Orsi Dézsi, "Now entering its 26th year, OMRI continues in its mission to support the organic industry by offering guidance and expertise regarding inputs for organic production. The remarkable progress made by OMRI’s staff in recent years is something to behold, and an encouraging sign that support for the organic sector continues to be on the rise. It’s a truly tremendous community to be a part of."
While all organic certifiers verify the compliance of input products used by the operations they certify, OMRI is the only independent organization that specializes solely in input review. OMRI was created by organic stakeholders—including certifiers—to make it easy to identify and use compliant products in organic production. Home gardeners and other consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the OMRI Listed seal, and many appreciate how it helps them identify products they can trust amid a growing sea of options. With more than 10,000 products now listed, there are more options than ever to support organic practices throughout North America and around the world.
Contact: Roger Plant, OMRI Marketing Manager
(541) 343-7600, ext. 132