Definition of ancillary substances proposed
The board unanimously supports a proposal to clearly define ancillary substances, which broadly speaking are substances necessary to keep alive microorganisms that are on the national list of approved non-organic materials. For example, the additional ingredients needed to “carry” or “feed” a dairy culture or wine yeast. The board also supports a proposed review procedure and compliance criteria to help with future evaluations. This hard-fought victory comes after several attempts by the board to pass separate ancillary substances proposals in recent years, all of which were tabled.
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