USDA Issues Final Rule on Organics

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USDA Issues Final Rule on Organics

By TGR Edit Desk - 07/14/2017
USDA Release Final Rule on Organic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances within the agency’s organic regulations. After June 27, eight substances – lignin sulfonate (for use as a floating agent); furosemide; magnesium carbonate; and the nonorganic forms of chia, dillweed oil, frozen galangal, frozen lemongrass, and chipotle chile peppers – are prohibited from use in organic production and handling.

The final rule also renews the use of three substances on the National List -- nonorganic forms of inulin-oligofructose enriched, Turkish bay leaves, and whey protein concentrate – in organic products.

Click here for the complete Final Rule.