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List of materials for NOSB review, from the Organic Materials Review Institute - Organic Trade Association
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List of materials for NOSB review, from the Organic Materials Review Institute

 

crops generic materials = 43 categories total
(not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

Requested Status S=synthetic;
 N=non-synthetic;
 A=allowed;
 P=prohibited

1= review now (13)

2= can wait (3)

adjuvants and soaps

fertilizer and production aids

S, A

1

alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ), copper-8-quinolinate

lumber treatment

S, A

1

alum (aluminum ammonium sulfate, aluminum potassium sulfate, aluminum sulfate)

postharvest treatment on bananas to control rot

S, A

1

carriers and fillers

fertilizer and production aids

S, A

1

copper octanoate (fixed copper + soap)

fungicide

S, A

1

ethoxyquin

fish preservative

S, A

1

fungal and microbial herbicides

weed biocontrol

N, P

2

inerts, List 3 in EPA Registered pesticides (estimate 25)

varies

S, A

1

iodine, elemental

topical disinfectant for bananas and ginger seed

S, A

2

ozone

soil fumigant, orchard disease control

S, A

1

periacetic acid

fungicide, disinfectant

S, A

1

seed treatments [e.g., hydrochloric acid, calcium hypo-chlorite, polyethylene glycol (PEG), TSP, periacetic acid]

seed treatments and disinfectants

S, A

1

silicate, sodium and potassium

fungicide

S, A

1

sulfate of potash

fertilizer

S, A

2

Ingredients in Non-Pesticide Products such as fish, kelp, fertilizers, and microbial products (20)

Most of these items are on the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list.

     

alcohol, ethyl

 

S, A

 

ammonium hydroxide

 

S, A

 

ascorbic acid

 

S, A

 

butylated hydroxytoluene

 

S, A

 

citric acid

 

S, A

 

diammonium malic acid

 

S, A

 

disodium phosphate

 

S, A

 

formic acid

 

S, A

 

methyl paraben

 

S, A

 

crops generic materials = 43 categories total

(not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

Requested Status S=synthetic; N=non-synthetic; A=allowed; P=prohibited

1= review now (13)

2= can wait (3)

monopotassium phosphate

 

S, A

 

monosodium phosphate

 

S, A

 

phosphoric acid (in kelp products)

 

S, A

 

potassium phosphate

 

S, A

 

potassium sorbate

 

S, A

 

potassium sulfate

 

S, A

 

sodium benzoate

 

S, A

 

sodium bicarbonate

 

S, A

 

vitamins (other than B, C, and E)

 

S, A

 
       

Already Completed TAP Materials to Reconsider (2)

potassium chloride (Austin 1995)

fertilizer

N, P

1

sodium nitrate (Orlando 1995)

fertilizer

N, P

1

87% of all of the above were from OMRI and 13% were from certifiers.

     
       

Crops TAP Petitions Not Completed (7)

These are materials that were petitioned during the 1995 petition process but were not completed or were tabled.

alcohol, methyl

amino acids

     

detergents (probably many to review)

     

oxalic acid

     

pelargonic acid

     

seed treatments (including synthetic fungicides. Some may have already been rejected by the NOSB.)

     

tree seals

     

livestock generic materials = 38 categories total (not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

Requested Status S=synthetic; N=non-synthetic; A=allowed; P=prohibited

1= review now (20)

2= can wait (12)

acriflavine

in blu-kote

S, A

2

activated charcoal

toxin antidote

S, A

1

alcohol, methyl

disinfectant

S, A

2

aluminum powder

aerosol bandage

S, A

2

anti-inflammatories, nonsteroid

medical treatment

S, A

1

apiculture materials (estimate 14)

misc

S, A

2

bismuth subsalicylate

diarrhea, belly aches

S, A

2

bovine source anti-sera

disease

S, A

1

calcium borogluconate

milk fever

S, A

1

carriers, fillers, and

preservatives in vitamins and minerals

varies

S, A

2

citric acid

feed additive

S, A

1

diatomaceous earth

feed additive

N, A

1

epinephrine

antihistamine

S, A

1

excipients in animal medications

 

S, A

1

feed preservatives

varies

S, A

1

gentian violet

in blu-kote

S, A

2

ichthammol

medical treatment

S, A

2

kelp

feed, feed additive

N, A

1

lime

feed additive

S, A

2

magnesium oxide

laxative, grass tetany

S, A

1

medications, topical, synthetic (there are many)

 

S, A

1

methylene blue

medical treatment

S, A

2

petrolatum and linament

carrier, med treatment

S, A

1

poloxalene

frothy bloat

S, A

2

potassium chloride

feed additive

S or N, A

1

propionic acid (sodium propionate)

in blu-kote

S, A

2

propylene glycol

medical treatment, ketosis

S, A

1

selenium

LF, injected, feed additive

S, A

1

livestock generic materials = 38 categories total (not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

Requested Status S=synthetic; N=non-synthetic; A=allowed; P=prohibited

1= review now (20)

2= can wait (12)

sodium aluminosilicate

fungistat in grain & silage

S, A

1

xylazine

anaesthetic

S, A

1

zinc sulfate

foot rot

S, A

1

Do all vitamin and mineral sources need to be on the National List?

     
       

Already Completed TAP Material to Reconsider

vaccines (Austin)

   

1

34% of all of the above were from OMRI and 66% were from certifiers.

     
       

Livestock TAP Petitions Not Completed (6)

These are materials that were petitioned during the 1995 petition process but were not completed or were tabled.

alkali carbonates

pest control

   

amino acids

feed additives

   

amprolium

parasiticides

   

bacterial inoculants

feed additives

   

charcoal, natural

feed additives

   

oils, plant derived

pest control

   

Note on policy issues: Processing materials are not ranked in order of importance. Rankings will depend on the outcome of the final rule

     

for processing. Among the items that need to be resolved are:

     

(1) Whether or not synthetic ingredients are allowed in processing and, if so, will the NOSBís restrictions be applied.

     

(2) Whether or not synthetic and non-synthetic processing aids are required to be on the National List, and if so, if the

     

criteria and restrictions the NOSB recommended be applied to processing aids and adjuvants.

     

(3) Are certain processes going to be prohibited or considered for review (e.g., hydrogenated oils)?

     

(4) If cleansers, sanitizers, and disinfectants are considered processing aids or not.

     

(5) The status of boiler chemicals and whether they are categorically prohibited, categorically allowed, or reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

     

(6) Whether non-organic agricultural ingredients are categorically allowed or must appear on the National List.

     

(7) How the NOSB wants to deal with both tabled materials and materials previously petitioned that were not referred to the TAP.

     

(8) Do materials used in facility pest control need to be on the National List?

     

processing generic materials = 87 categories total

(not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

CDS= cleanser, sanitizer, disinfectant; NOI=non-organic ingredient; PPA= production aid; PPC=pest control

Requested Status S=synthetic, N=non-synthetic; A=allowed, P=prohibited

activated carbon

filter aid

PPA

S or N, A

alcohol, denatured

PPA

PPA

S, A

alcohol, ethyl

cleaner

CDS

S or N, A

alcohol, ethyl

extractant

PPA

S or N, A

ammonium sanitizers

CDS

CDS

S, A

anti-caking agent

in salt

NOI

S, P

anti-foam, non-silicone based

PPA

PPA

S, A

anti-foam, silicone based

PPA

PPA

S, A

boric acid

pest control

PPC

S, A

calcium caseinate

protein stabilizer

NOI

S or N, A

calcium lactate, pentahydrate

coagulant

NOI

S or N, A

calcium sulfate

tofu coagulant

NOI

N, A

cellulose

supplement capsules

NOI

S, A

cellulose

cheese

NOI

S, A

cellulose fiber

filtering aid, NOI

PPA

S, A

cellulose fiber

filler, NOI

NOI

S, A

charcoal

PPA

PPA

Sor N, A

colors, natural

candy ingredient

NOI

N, A

processing generic materials = 87 categories total

(not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

CDS= cleanser, sanitizer, disinfectant; NOI=non-organic ingredient; PPA= production aid; PPC=pest control

Requested Status S=synthetic, N=non-synthetic; A=allowed, P=prohibited

copper sulfate

wine

PPA

S, A

cream of tartar

leavening agent

NOI

S, A

detergents (probably many to review)

CDS

CDS

S, A

detergents (probably many to review)

post-harvest

NOI

S, A

dextrose

functional need

NOI

S, A

diatomaceous earth

PPC

PPC

N, A

diatomaceous earth

NOI

NOI

N, P

erythorbic acid

antioxidant for juice filtering

NOI

S, A

ethyl acetate

in confectioner's glaze

NOI

S, A

glucono delta lactone (gluconolactone)

soy beverage ingredient

NOI

S, A

glycerolipid ester

anti-foaming agent

PPA

S, A

iodophors

surface disinfectant

CDS

S, A

isolated soy protein

tofu mfg

NOI

S, A

lactose

soy beverage ingredient

NOI

S, A

lime

sanitation

CDS

S, A

malic acid

NOI-flavor production

NOI

S, A

maltodextrin

anti-caking agent for herbs

NOI

S or N, A

nitric acid

CIP chemical

CDS

S, A

peroxyacetic/periacetic acid

flume water sanitizer

CDS

S, A

potassium hypochlorite

equip cleaner

CDS

S, A

potassium phosphate, tribasic

equipment cleaner

CDS

S, A

rhizopus oligosporous

tempeh culture

NOI

N, A

silica or silica in suspension

juice clarifying

PPA

S, A

silica or silica in suspension

flow agent

NOI

S, A

soap

CDS

CDS

S, A

sodium metasilicate

cleaning agent

CDS

S, A

sodium metasilicate

fruit floating

PPA

S, A

tartaric acid

NOI

NOI

S, A

UV light

water disinfection

CDS

S, A

processing generic materials = 87 categories total

(not clear whether some will be reviewed as a group or case-by-case)

use

CDS= cleanser, sanitizer, disinfectant; NOI=non-organic ingredient; PPA= production aid; PPC=pest control

Requested Status S=synthetic, N=non-synthetic; A=allowed, P=prohibited

Boiler Chemicals (20)

During the April 1995 Orlando meeting, the NOSB recommended, "Residues of boiler water additives must be

     

prevented from contacting organically produced food by the use of steam without entrained water, steam filtering,

     

or other means."

     

This is NOT a comprehensive list of boiler chemicals currently in use.

     

1,1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

2-PhosphonoButane 1,2,4-Tricarboxylic acid

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

acrylamide

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

azodicarbonamide

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

condensed phosphate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

L-properoil acid

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

organo phosphonate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

polyacrylic acid

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium bisulfate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium hydrosulfite

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium hydroxide

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium lignosulfonate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium metabisulfite

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium phosphonate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium polyacrylate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium polyacrylic terpolymer

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium sulfate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium sulfite

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sodium tripolyphosphate

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

sorbitol

boiler chemical

PPA/CDS

S, A

       
       
       

Sublist of Agricultural Ingredients (10)

In compiling this full list, OMRI was unclear whether the following items would need to be on the National List

     

or whether they would fall under the "commercial availability" clause.

     

acetic acid, natural

NOI

NOI

 

collagen sausage casing

casing

NOI

 

flour, malted barley

minor ingredient

NOI

 

flour, pre-cooked rice

flavor carrier

NOI

 

gelatin

candy ingredient

NOI

 

gelatin

juice filtering

PPA

 

oil, fractionated coconut

(also, is the process acceptable)

soft candy coating

NOI

oil, hydrogenated (e.g., cottonseed, soybean)

(also, is the process acceptable)

nut butter stabilizer

NOI

oil, mineral (may already be rejected for TAP process)

PPA release agent

PPA

 

tapioca dextrin

candy coating

NOI

 
 
 
 
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