Non-organic materials nearing sunset considered
Whether or not carrageenan – a stabilizer and thickener used in dressings and dairy products – should remain on the National List of non-organic materials that can be used in or to process organic products dominated the public comment period of the Spring NOSB meeting in Washington. Members of the board indicated at the meeting that they are torn on whether the controversial ingredient should stay or go. They also listened to comments on whether 14 other materials that will automatically expire from the National List in 2018 should be renewed.
Carrageenan and other non-organic materials in organic products considered by NOSB Non-organic materials nearing mandated sunset considered Electrolyzed water recommended as sanitizer Sodium & potassium lactate should be added as sanitizers Squid byproducts greenlighted for fertilizer Withdrawal time for lidocaine and procaine should be shortened Proposal to update use of parasiticides put forward Definition of ancillary substances proposed Policy & procedures manual recommended for updating Oat beta glucan denied addition to national list Ash from manure burning remains prohibited