NOSB Fall 2019 Meeting Materials Available

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NOSB Fall 2019 Meeting Materials Available

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) posted meeting materials for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 23 - 25, 2019.

Documents are posted on the NOSB Fall 2019 Meeting webpage. Posted materials include a tentative Meeting Agenda, Proposals and Discussion Documents.


Stakeholder Engagement Encouraged

The NOSB invites public comments that address topics on the Fall 2019 meeting agenda.

Deadlines: To be considered during the Fall 2019 Meeting, written comments and requests for oral comment speaking slots must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, October 3, 2019.

For details on how to submit comments --- both oral and written --- and to access the meeting materials, please visit the NOSB Fall 2019 Meeting webpage.


NOP Requests NOSB Recommendations on Ion Exchange Filtration

The National Organic Program issued a memo to the NOSB requesting recommendations related to ion exchange filtration for organic products. Certifiers have different policies for the review of ion-exchange for processing organic products. NOP is requesting the Board’s recommendation(s) to help address inconsistencies between certifiers and to ensure that organic handling operations, certifiers, and other interested parties have an opportunity to provide input.


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