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USA: National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting

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The National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, from October 25 to 28, 2010. In addition to continuing their reviews of Sunset 2012 and petitioned materials, the advisory board will present recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with request for comment on the following topics related to organic agriculture: Nanotechnology, apiculture, use of animal healthcare products under § 205.238(c)(2), "made with" organic claim, clarification of handling ex-emptions under § 205.101(b), corn steep liquor, an annotation for colors on § 205.606, and updates to the NOSB Policy and Procedures Manual and New Member Guide.

NOSB also welcomes feedback on discussion documents concerning animal stocking rates; animal handling, transit, and slaughter; and nutrient vitamins and minerals. The agenda, including specific materials to be addressed, will be posted here and published in the Federal Register on or around September 10, 2010. The meeting is free and open to the public. More information is available here.

Sunset 2012: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to initiate the public comment period concerning 232 materials on the National Organic Program’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), which are due to sunset in 2012.



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