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UPDATE: On January 15, 2019 an updated Canada Organic Regime (COR) Operating Manual was published. Revisions in the Operating Manual specifically supersede the 2014 CFIA Memo titled, “Input verification under the Canada Organic Regime.” The current Canada Organic Regime (COR) Operating Manual is now the source document that clarifies the policies for input verification under the COR standards.

Do you work with Spanish speaking input suppliers and/or organic producers? OMRI´s YouTube channel now has a list of videos exclusively in Spanish.

Do you need assistance with understanding and completing OMRI’s annual renewal process? This new video in Spanish can help! Use the link below to view the video “Como realizar el proceso de renovación de OMRI” for a complete overview of the renewals process.

(September 17, 2018) OMRI announces the promotion of two longtime staff members to new positions in the organization. Amy Bradsher will fill a new leadership role as OMRI’s first Deputy Director, overseeing organizational administration and marketing for OMRI’s growing staff and programs. Amy has been with OMRI since 2009, primarily managing marketing and communications for the organization.

(May 25, 2018) We appreciate the opportunity to share important updates about the organic standards and OMRI’s policies. Please note that OMRI has updated our Privacy Policy, and you are encouraged to read through the policy and understand how OMRI uses your data. This privacy policy tells you how we may use your personal information collected on this site.

(March 21, 2018) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute), North America’s largest input review program for the organic industry, has grown to include over 6,000 products OMRI Listed® for organic use.

(November 28, 2017) Peggy Miars, Executive Director/CEO for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) in Eugene, Oregon, was elected president of the IFOAM-Organics International World Board at their General Assembly November 12 in New Delhi, India.

(August 29, 2017) Alexis Randolph of Quality Assurance International (QAI) has joined the Board of Directors for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute). OMRI's volunteer board oversees policy development and governance for the organization.

(August 24, 2017) Peggy Miars, Executive Director/CEO for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) will travel from Eugene, Oregon to Odessa, Ukraine next month to participate in an international conference addressing fraud in the organic industry.