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  • My name is Amy Bradsher, and I am the Marketing Manager here at OMRI. I have a background in marketing out reach and management, and I manage OMRI’s subscription programs, publications, and outreach efforts. I have been with OMRI for three years no, but I also have very fond memories of working in a retail garden store for a number of years. I want to emphasize that I am not a technical expert, but if you do have a technical question, you are always welcome to contact me. I will be sure to get your question to the right person!
  • OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that reviews input materials such as fertilizers, feed additives and processing aids to determine whether they meet the National Organic standards for inputs used in organic food production. Products that are submitted to OMRI for review and pass the review are added to the public OMRI Products List and can bear the OMRI Seal. To be OMRI Listed means that the exact product meets National Organic Standards for inputs and contains no prohibited substances or processes (per §205.201 of the National Organic Program Rule) and is acceptable for use in organic food production, processing or handling. OMRI review is a voluntary program. Inputs used in organic production are not required to be OMRI Listed, but having the listing helps certifiers and consumers know that the product has undergone a rigorous third party review to the national organic standards. For instance, generic compost is not allowed across the board- it must meet strict compost management and temperature requirements. If the specific compost you want to use is Connie’s Compost
  • How it is made may be tacked on with the material (i.e. sulfurous acid—on-farm burning of elemental sulfur). Generally only allowed for certain situations, or if made in a certain way. For instance Phosphoric Acid for stabilizing fish, micronutrients but only with documented soil deficiency , Soaps as insecticide and herbicide.
  • SPENT LIME Purification of sugar from sugar beet processing. 1.2 Juice Clarification The raw juice extracted from sugar beet or sugar cane is pumped into an intermediate tank (7) and mixed with lime milk to separate any nonsugar substances contained in the raw juice. Then the raw juice is fed into a carbonatation tank (9). Carbon dioxide is added to convert the lime into calcium carbonate, which encloses the non-sugar particles in such a manner that they may be sieved off in thickening and pressure filters (10). The compound thus extracted (11) is used as a fertiliser. The filtrate is a clear, light yellow sugar juice.
  • I.E. a, b, c, d, etc outline use restrictions for the most part. How it is made may be tacked on with the material (i.e. sulfurous acid—on-farm burning of elemental sulfur)
  • Bone meal, blood meal, feather meal, bone and meat meal, fish meal (not including manure)
  • Interesting question about how to measure in 3 rd world countries where don’t have access to sophisticated temp probes? Is this compliant compost?
  • Prohibited status not really true for many—more like restricted—only can be used in certain manner. I.E. Sodium nitrate—no more than 20% of the crops total nitrogen requirement
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • Ionophores are feed additives used to increase efficiency and rate of gain of feed. Some examples of ionophores are: monensin (Rumenson ®), lasalocid (Bovatec ®), and laidlomycin (Cattlyst ®). Ionophores are antibiotics that where originally developed as coccidiostats for poultry. (Horton et al., 1992). Ionophores are a chemical compound classified as polyether antibiotics.
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • 13 of 73 registered animal vaccines contain GMOs. Only 2 vaccines, Bovine and Avian Salmonellosis, are presently available only as GMO.
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • Residual chlorine levels in the water shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (i) Calcium hypochlorite. (ii) Chlorine dioxide. (iii) Sodium hypochlorite Residual chlorine levels in the water shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (i) Calcium hypochlorite. (ii) Chlorine dioxide. (iii) Sodium hypochlorite Residual chlorine levels in the water shall not exceed the maximum residual disinfectant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (i) Calcium hypochlorite. (ii) Chlorine dioxide. (iii) Sodium hypochlorite
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • Equipment/Food Contact Surfaces. Rinse only if required by label directions. SDWA= 4 mg/L for chlorine or 0.8mg/L for chlorine dioxide.
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • LFs in OMRI mean = NOP Feed Additives and Supplements
  • As a consumer, some determinations can be made by viewing a label, but verification can only be attained with complete review. Left: prohibited substances on label. Right: may be compliant, safer bet, but cannot know without OMRI Seal. Questions we would ask about this product so you do not have to are 1) how are each of the ingredients made? 2) are there any processing aids or other ingredients not reported on the label? 3) what are the heavy metal and pathogen contents? 4) do the nutrient analyses make sense for this product, to achieve this nutrient content? A lot more to label review, such as checking the uses. We review product based on how they market it. For instance, if they market it as a pesticide but apply to be a fertilizer, we still review it as a pesticide and it is listed in the OMRI Products List as allowed only as a pesticide.
  • According to the OMRI classes, is this a livestock feed ingredient (LF), livestock health care product (LH), or livestock management tool (LT)? Explain your answer. Must the origanum oil be certified organic? Why or why not? Using your answer from #1, under what 7 CFR 205 regulatory reference would the other ingredients be compliant?
  • May describe the different types of materials fitting under this category; and describes restriction.
  • Subscriber- keep up on organic standard changes.
  • OMRI has done our organic homework so you don’t have to
  • OMRI is well established in the Organic Industry and is often referred to as the Gold Standard of input review. That is because we specialize in this field. -Many certifiers will recommend to organic producers to use the OMRI Product List when looking for inputs for their farms and processing facilities. -OMRI Listed Products have already been reviewed to the NOP Standards so certifiers don’t have to review the product themselves. -The NOP has recognized OMRI as an input reviewer which allows certifiers to accept OMRI determination. Manufactures of products that have been through the review process know that we treat all manufactures equally and that we make decisions based on scientific evidence and policy. Many listed manufactures have claimed increase in product sales with the product listing. Consumers can purchase OMRI Listed products and know that they are using products that are qualified to be used in organic production. They can also receive education though our subscription program.

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  • 1. Now That You’re Organic,What Products and Materials Can You Use? The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
  • 2. Who am I? • Product Review Coordinator, 2 years in March Doug Currier • Background in Organicdougc@omri.org Farming Systems and Organic Principles (541) 343-7600 ext. 113 • Responsibilities at OMRI: Product Review and Recommendations
  • 3. OMRI is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that reviews inputmaterials such as fertilizers,feed additives andprocessing aids todetermine compliance withthe National OrganicStandards.
  • 4. Session Outline• 45 min: A). Setting the Stage- defining key terms B). A look at Allowed, Restricted and Prohibited materials for Organic crop, livestock and processing production.• 15 min: Q and A• 30 min: Label and Material Review on the farm and More about OMRI and how we can help!
  • 5. Acronyms Used Today• NOP: National Organic Program• NOSB: National Organic Standards Board• ACA: Accredited Certifying Agents• GML: Generic Materials List• OPL: OMRI Products List
  • 6. Determining Compliance• Compliance starts with producer-learn which types of materials are compliant. Certifier have final say!• ACAs conduct material review and determine compliance on an individual operation by operation basis.
  • 7. • OMRI is an independent review organization, not an ACA• Publish GML and OPL to communicate our recommendations and products list to certifiers, producers and other interested parties• Certifier has final say!
  • 8. • NOP Rule: The National Organic Standards define and outline which materials are allowed or prohibited.• NOP issues Guidances that help to clarify the use of materials. NOP
  • 9. Material Review Organizations• No current NOP oversight of MROs• The NOSB has recommended (May 2012) to the NOP a set of criteria to evaluate the competency and quality of MROs.• The goal is to outline review criteria that all MROs must meet. Similar to ACAs.
  • 10. Bird’s eye view first
  • 11. Nonsynthetic and Synthetic Materials• In general nonsynthetic materials are allowed and synthetic materials are prohibited.• Exceptions are the Allowed synthetics listed in the NOP Rule
  • 12. Synthetic Materials• Synthetic: A substance that is formulated or Microbial products manufactured by a chemical process or by a process that •Examples being chemically changes a salts, materials substance extracted from relying on a naturally occurring plant, reaction for animal, or mineral sources, production, most except that such term shall things made in a not apply to substances lab! created by naturally occurring biological processes.
  • 13. • Nonsynthetic (natural): A substance that is derived from mineral, plant, or animal matter and does not undergo a synthetic process• Examples: mined minerals, botanical extracts, fish products (not stabilized), microbial products, citric acid.
  • 14. Allowed Synthetics The listing of a synthetic material is• §205.601 –Crops often annotated restricting its use and how its manufactured• §205.603 –Livestock Many blanket restrictions apply to these• §205.605(b) materials (e.g. pesticide restriction)--Processing All synthetic materials have a “Sunset” date
  • 15. Synthetic/Nonsynthetic ClassificationsLimestone (CaCO3) Limestone (CaCO3)
  • 16. Prohibited Substances• Synthetics not specifically on the National List - §205.601, 603 or 605(b)• Prohibited nonsynthetics on the National List - §205.602 and 604• Nonagricultural substances used in or on processed products, except those listed at §205.605• Nonorganic agricultural substances used in or on processed products, except those listed at §205.606• Products containing significant levels of heavy metals or pathogens.• Products made from excluded methods such as sewage sludge (biosolids), genetic modification, irradiation.
  • 17. General Analysis s Ye Yes Is the ingredient synthetic Go to #2 1. Are there ingredients on the National List or Prohibit within ingredients? Nonsynthetic? No s Is it present in Ye final product? No Go to #2 No 2. Does the ingredient Ye s Go to #3 manufacturing Yes Is the ingredient on theprocess make it synthetic? National List? Prohibit N o No Ye s Allow3. Does the manufacturing Restriction? process make the Yes Is it on the product synthetic? National List? Prohibit N o
  • 18. Synthetic vs.Nonsynthetic Decision Tree
  • 19. Now a worm’s eye view
  • 20. Crop Input Materials• Crop Pesticides – OMRI Class CP• Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments– OMRI Class CF• Crop Tools- OMRI Class CT
  • 21. 205.601 Allowed Synthetics
  • 22. Understanding Pesticides• Products sold in US with All pesticide claims on the Pesticides label must be EPA sold registered or exempt from in the US registration under “Section 25B.”• Not all exempt products are compliant with the National Organic Program 25B EPA Rule (but most are). exempt Registered products products
  • 23. Crop PesticidesAll pesticide products for use in OrganicProduction are restricted - §205.206* Must use practices to prevent crop pests,weeds and disease Preventative measures-Sound rotation -Mulching-Variety choice -Habitat creation-Use of beneficial -Lures, Traps, RepellentsInsects (e.g. botanical pesticides)
  • 24. NOP Compliant Pesticides 25(b) pesticides Registered PesticidesWhat about home brew? (pesticides that is)
  • 25. Crop Input Materials• Crop Pesticides – OMRI Class CP• Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments– OMRI Class CF• Crop Tools- OMRI Class CT
  • 26. NOP Rule §205.203-Soil Fertility… Crop Nutrient Identifies management practices but also identifies allowed input materialsProhibits the use of plant and animal Allows for ash frommaterials that have plant and animal been chemically materials…as long altered by as not combined manufacturing with prohibited process substances Establishes Compost Days to Harvest Production Rule Parameters
  • 27. Top 5 Animal Ingredients Blood Meal Bone Meal Feather mealBone and meat meal Allowed if Fish Meal not stabilized or fortified with prohibited materials
  • 28. On-Farm Composting• C:N ratio 25-40:1• Turning requirements• Temperature requirements• Method requirements
  • 29. Compost RecordsDate Temperature Turn5/1/11 112 No5/2/11 116 Yes5/5/11 125 No5/6/11 127 No5/8/11 131 Yes5/12/11 146 Yes5/13/11 148 No5/14/11 152 Yes
  • 30. §205.602-Prohibited Nonsynthetics Ash from Manure BurningTobacco Dust Arsenic Lead Salts
  • 31. Crop Input Materials• Crop Pesticides – OMRI Class CP• Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments– OMRI Class CF• Crop Tools- OMRI Class CT
  • 32. ◊ Many of these materials are nonsynthetic and allowed◊ Not used as plant or soil nutrient◊ Aid in crop production Coconut Coir Adjuvants: increase effectiveness of fertilizers and pesticides Citric Acid
  • 33. Compliant Inputs for Organic Livestock Production
  • 34. Livestock Inputs Livestock external LivestockLivestock Feed Livestock Health parasiticides and management tools Ingredients Care pesticides and production aids Molasses Zinc sulfate Hydrated lime Chlorine Dioxide
  • 35. Livestock Inputs Livestock external LivestockLivestock Feed Livestock Health parasiticides and management tools Ingredients Care pesticides and production aids Molasses Zinc sulfate Hydrated lime Chlorine Dioxide
  • 36. §205.237 Livestock Feed
  • 37. Definitions Feed additive. A substance added to feed in microquantities to fulfill a specific nutritional need; FEED: any articlei.e., essential nutrients in the form of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. that is intended to be used as an animal Feed supplement. feed ingredient, to A combination of feed nutrients added to become part of an livestock feed to improve the nutrient balance or performance of the total ration ingredient or feed, or and intended to be: added to an animals (1) Diluted with other feeds when fed to drinking water is livestock; (2) Offered free choice with other parts of considered a "food" the ration if separately available; or and thus, is subject (3) Further diluted and mixed to produce a to regulation. complete feed.
  • 38. 205.237 Livestock Feed Establishes synthetics on §205.603 and nonsynthetics maybe used as additives and supplements
  • 39. 205.237 Livestock Feed Establishes synthetics on 205.603 and nonsynthetics maybe used as additives and supplements Prohibits the use of animal drugs and hormones to promote growth; feed plastic pellets for roughage, feed formulas containing urea or manure
  • 40. 205.237 Livestock Feed Establishes synthetics on 205.603 and nonsynthetics maybe used as additives and supplements Prohibits the use of animal drugs and hormones to Prohibits mammalian promote growth; feed or poultry slaughter plastic pellets for by-products; roughage, feed antibiotics including formulas containing ionophores urea or manure
  • 41. 205.237 Livestock Feed Prohibits the use of Establishes feed, feed additives, synthetics on and feed 205.603 and supplements in nonsynthetics may violation of the FD&Cbe used as additives Act and supplements Prohibits the use of animal drugs and hormones to Prohibits mammalian promote growth; feed or poultry slaughter plastic pellets for by-products; roughage, feed antibiotics including formulas containing ionophores urea or manure
  • 42. 205.237 Livestock Feed Prohibits the use of Establishes feed, feed additives, synthetics on and feed 205.603 and supplements in nonsynthetics may violation of the FD&Cbe used as additives Act and supplements Prohibits the use of animal drugs and hormones to Prohibits mammalian promote growth; feed or poultry slaughter plastic pellets for by-products; roughage, feed antibiotics including formulas containing ionophores urea or manure
  • 43. 205.237 Livestock Feed Prohibits the use of Establishes feed, feed additives, synthetics on and feed 205.603 and Producer must provide supplements in nonsynthetics may organic livestock with a violation of the FD&Cbe used as additives total feed ration Act and supplements composed of agricultural products that are organically produced. Prohibits the use of animal drugs and hormones to Prohibits mammalian promote growth; feed or poultry slaughter plastic pellets for by-products; roughage, feed antibiotics including formulas containing ionophores urea or manure
  • 44. Agricultural Ingredients in Livestock Feed• Agricultural Products used as ingredients in livestock feed must be certified Organic.• Examples of agricultural products in livestock feed products: Carriers: sugar, whey powder Feed Supplement: Garlic, Oregano oil
  • 45. Yeast• A manufacturer can produce a yeast product that is certified organic to the NOP Rule.• However, a livestock operation may provide non-organic yeast to livestock as a nonsynthetic and still retain organic certification.• Reference NOP Guidance 5014
  • 46. Allowed synthetics• Currently no allowed synthetic feed supplements-§205.603(c)• Allowed synthetic feed additives are listed at §205.603(d) and include: -DL-Methionine, DL-Methionine-hydroxy analog, and DL-Methionine-hydroxy analog calcium for use in organic poultry production. -Trace minerals, used for enrichment and fortification when FDA Approved -Vitamins, used for enrichment or fortification when FDA approved
  • 47. 205.237 Livestock FeedThe producer of an organicoperation must not: provide feed supplements oradditives in amounts abovethose needed for adequate nutrition and healthmaintenance for the speciesat its specific stage of life .
  • 48. Livestock Inputs Livestock external LivestockLivestock Feed Livestock Health parasiticides and management tools Ingredients Care pesticides and production aids Molasses Zinc sulfate Hydrated lime Chlorine Dioxide
  • 49. Livestock healthcare products• Includes animal drugs, internal parasiticides, general use healthcare substances, internal and topical medications, and biologics. Examples: Herbal Preparations Probiotics-not routinely fed Botanicals-Udder creams Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts)-Hoof Baths
  • 50. 205.238 Livestock Health Care Standard Establishes that producers must maintain preventativelivestock healthcare practices which includes the use of vaccines and biologics
  • 51. 205.238 Livestock Health Care Standard Establishes that producers must maintain preventativelivestock healthcare Prohibits the sale of practices which livestock products includes the use of from animals treated vaccines and with drugs in biologics absence of illness, hormones, synthetic parasticides on routine basis and to slaughter stock
  • 52. 205.238 Livestock Health Care Standard Establishes that Prohibits the producers must administration of maintain drugs in violation of preventative the FD&C Actlivestock healthcare practices which Prohibits the sale of includes the use of livestock products vaccines and from animals treated biologics with drugs in absence of illness, hormones, synthetic parasticides on routine basis and to slaughter stock
  • 53. GMO Vaccines• GMO vaccines are not legally allowed in organic production. However, producers are not currently required to declare if they are using non-GMO vaccine.• Current NOSB recommendation to NOP that GMO vaccines be allowed only in times of declared emergency without losing organic status.
  • 54. Livestock Inputs Livestock external LivestockLivestock Feed Livestock Health parasiticides and management tools Ingredients Care pesticides and production aids Molasses Zinc sulfate Hydrated lime Chlorine Dioxide
  • 55. External parasiticides and pesticides defined• Pesticides used to manage ticks, flies and other external parasites and pests.• Include pesticides used in barns, poultry houses and other livestock facilities.• Includes nonsynthetics and allowed synthetics at §205.603.
  • 56. Pyrethrums
  • 57. Livestock Inputs Livestock external LivestockLivestock Feed Livestock Health parasiticides and management tools Ingredients Care pesticides and production aids Molasses Zinc sulfate Hydrated lime Chlorine Dioxide
  • 58. Livestock management tools and production aids• Materials that do not have a nutritional or direct health care function.• Examples include facility cleaners, grooming aids.• Materials used on animals or in their living areas
  • 59. Livestock teat dip, Absorbent and must be produced Deodorizer through the hydrolysis of fats orDiatomaceous Earth oils Glycerin Silage Inoculant Disinfecting livestock facilities and equipment.Lactic acid bacteria Chlorine Materials
  • 60. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 61. Processing Certified Organic products for Human Consumption• Processing aids and additives allowed for use in certified organic products• Remember: 100% Organic- made entirely of certified organic ingredients Organic- 95% organic ingredients Made with organic ingredients- containing a minimum of 70% organic ingredients
  • 62. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 63. Agricultural ingredients and processing aids• If processing food and fiber for certified Organic or made with organic ingredients• Nonorganically produced agricultural products• Closed list at §205.606, all materials carry commercial availability restriction
  • 64. Orange, Shellac- unbleachedGums—water extractedonly (Arabic; Guar; Locustbean; and Carob bean).Lecithin—de-oiled
  • 65. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 66. Nonagricultural ingredients and processing aids• If processing food and fiber for certified Organic or made with organic ingredients• Closed list at §205.605(a) and (b)• Some listings are annotated, restrictions apply
  • 67. Potassium hydroxide prohibitedfor use in lye peeling of fruitsand vegetables except whenused for peeling peaches duringthe Individually Quick Frozen(IQF) production processPotassium phosphate- for useonly in agricultural productslabeled “made with organic(specific ingredients or foodgroup(s)),” prohibited in agriculturalproducts labeled “organic”.
  • 68. Acids –pH adjuster(Alginic; Citric- produced bymicrobial fermentation ofcarbohydrate substances; andLactic)Calcium sulfate—mined**Usually from mined gypsumevaporate
  • 69. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 70. Sanitizers/Cleaning Materials on The National List1) Allowed to contact food through direct application. – Sodium Hydroxide2) Allowed to contact food in wash and/or rinse water. – Peracetic Acid/Peroxyacetic Acid3) Allowed to contact food in wash and/or rinse water but must be followed by a clear water rinse. – Chlorine Materials or Chlorine Dioxide4) Allowed to contact food indirectly through use on food contact surfaces (no rinse required). – Peracetic Acid/Peroxyacetic Acid – Chlorine Materials or Chlorine Dioxide
  • 71. Intervening Events• Rinse with cold/hot water• Purge• Drip dry• Evaporation
  • 72. Use of Chlorine Materials Max label rates w/o Intervening event Not to exceed SDWA At label rates approved by FDA Or EPA followed by SDWA rinse
  • 73. Sanitizers/Cleaning Materials NOT on The National List These materials may NOT contact organic products5) Nonpersistent materials. May be used on food contact surfaces, however an intervening event (such as a rinse or a purge) must take place to prevent the contact of residue with organic products. – Various Detergents, Sanitizers, and Cleaners6) Persistent antimicrobials. Not Listed by OMRI. Must have thorough intervening event. – Quaternary ammonia products.
  • 74. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 75. Processing Pest Controls are used toA) Disinfest or prevent infestation of stored commoditiesB) Prevent post harvest decayC) Provide pest control in handling facilitiesExamples: Traps, lures and repellents These are environmental, mechanical or physical controls
  • 76. • All Processing Pest Control materials are restricted. Producer must ensure they are meeting the facility pest management standard (§205.271) • Producer must ensure all health and food safety laws are metFederal Food Safety Laws NOP RULEState and Local Food Safety Laws Requirements of superseding laws do not provide exemption for use of prohibited materials!
  • 77. • Many of these materials are EPA Registered Pesticides• Producer can begin to ensure their compliance by: A). Documenting preventative measures to address post-harvest pest control. B). Look at the label for agricultural use C). Work with certifier to determine if there should be prevention of pest control material with organic produce.
  • 78. Processing Inputs Agricultural Nonagricultural Processing Processing Container andingredients and ingredients and Sanitizers and pest controls packagingprocessing aids processing aids Cleaners materialsShellac, orange Ethylene AbsorberUnbleached Sulfur Dioxide Acetic Acid Vitamin D3 Sachets
  • 79. Packaging Materials• May not contain synthetic fungicides, preservatives or fumigants.
  • 80. • Ethylene filters- Used in post- harvest handling to extend shelf life of produce.• Potassium Permanganate often used as ethylene absorbent.• Potassium Permanganate is a prohibited synthetic so must not contact organic produce.
  • 81. Q&A
  • 82. Session Outline• 45 min: A). Setting the Stage- defining key terms B). A look at Allowed, Restricted and Prohibited materials for Organic crop, livestock and processing production.• 15 min: Q and A• 30 min: Label and Material Review on the farm and More about OMRI and how we can help!
  • 83. Material Review on the Farm • Label Review • Using the OMRI Lists • The OMRI Seal• OMRI Website and Subscription Service
  • 84. Determining Compliance• Compliance starts with producer-learn which types of materials are compliant. Certifier have final say!• ACAs conduct material review and determine compliance on an individual operation by operation basis.
  • 85. Input Product Labels• A product can tell you about the product and keep you compliant• Look at ingredients listed on label. - Livestock feed material, is it formulated using agricultural ingredients? Certified organic? - Crop fertilizer, is there a prohibited synthetic micronutrient listed on label? - If on-site processing, does the label require a rinse step after using product?
  • 86. Label review
  • 87. Kelp Products—Synthetic Extraction • Limited to potassium or sodium hydroxide solvent. Common to use potassium carbonate • Used as natural potash source •Comes in liquid, powder and meal form. •OMRI has been unable to determine threshold at which fortification occurs
  • 88. Notice lack of ingredient list— potassium orsodium hydroxidedo not appear on label Does application method matter?
  • 89. Does soil deficiency needto be documented to add sulfur? Complexed = Chelated
  • 90. Agricultural ingredients? Oregano oil, organic?AgriculturalProduct donot need to beCertifiedOrganic in aLivestockHealthcareProduct
  • 91. Liquid detergent Product –SodiumHypochlorite active ingredient
  • 92. Material Review on the Farm • Label Review • Using the OMRI Lists • The OMRI Seal• OMRI Website and Subscription Service
  • 93. OMRI Publications • Generic substances and compliance standards for each substance • Brand name products that have undergone and passed OMRI review**Stop by the OMRI Booth for a free copy of each!**
  • 94. Sample GML Entry
  • 95. The Generic Materials List Category Status: Material entry that Attribute that corresponds to describes main ingredient or compliance product function. Also called “listing” Classification Describes Class: synthetic/ One of 12 product nonsynthetic use types: classification CF, CP, CT Citation:Gives regulatory reference fromwhich compliance and annotation was derived
  • 96. Material Review on the Farm • Label Review • Using the OMRI Lists • The OMRI Seal• OMRI Website and Subscription Services
  • 97. -Companies that have their products reviewed and listed by OMRI may use the OMRI Seal.-Seal communicates allowance for use in Organics.
  • 98. Material Review on the Farm • Label Review • Using the OMRI Lists • The OMRI Seal• OMRI Website and Subscription Service
  • 99. OMRI Services, cont.Subscriptions -Retail, Certifier, Organization, IndividualTechnical Expertise -Trainings -Newsletter -Contracts
  • 100. Search for a productSearch for a materialSearch for productslisted in a specificOMRI Class
  • 101. Application Kits Application Specialist: Tara Sistrunk taras@omri.org 541-343-7600 (x105)
  • 102. Questions? Feedback?• We’re here to help!• Email info@omri.org
  • 103. Input Review Gold Standard Certifiers Farmers/ ConsumersProcessors NOP Manufacturers