National Organics Standards Board – Substance Update January 2018
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is proposing to:
- change the use restrictions for seventeen substances allowed for organic production or handling on the National List:
- micronutrients; chlorhexidine; parasiticides; fenbendazole; moxidectin; xylazine; lidocaine; procaine; methionine; excipients; alginic acid; flavors; carnauba wax; chlorine; cellulose; colors; and, glycerin.
- add sixteen new substances on the National List to be allowed in organic production or handling:
- hypochlorous acid; magnesium oxide; squid byproducts; activated charcoal; calcium borogluconate; calcium propionate; injectable vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes; kaolin pectin; mineral oil; propylene glycol; acidified sodium chlorite; zinc sulfate; potassium lactate; and, sodium lactate.
- prohibit the botanical pesticide, rotenone, for organic crops
Source: Federal Register
For more background see the National Organic Program.