Carrageenan and other non-organic materials in organic products considered by NOSB
By Elizabeth Crawford
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At the Spring NOSB meeting held April 25-27, the board considered materials currently on the National List of allowable non-organic materials which will expire in 2018, and it voted on 12 proposals – seven of which passed, two which failed and three that were tabled.
While the recommendations from NOSB to the National Organic Program hold substantial weight, they are non-binding and should not be considered final until USDA or NOP makes a move. Read on to find out how the board fell on key issues raised at the meeting, and check out the Organic Trade Association's summary of the meeting.