National Organic Program

Pros & cons of carrageenan weighed at NOSB ahead of vote to delist it

Pros & cons of carrageenan weighed at NOSB ahead of vote to delist it

By Elizabeth Crawford

Advocates for and against allowing organic products to continue using the non-organic thickener carrageenan argued their cases in front of the National Organic Standards Board Wednesday ahead of the advisory committee’s vote on the issue Thursday.

Introduced as a natural anticaking alternative to silicon dioxide for use in spices, Nu-Flow has charted strong growth in response to growing demand for clean label.

RIBUS charts 150% sales growth as time ticks down on silicon dioxide

By Maggie Hennessy

A year after the US Department of Agriculture gave organic food and beverage manufacturers a Nov. 3, 2014 deadline for swapping silicon dioxide for organic rice hulls, RIBUS Inc.’s Nu-Flow ingredient saw a 150% boost in sales over that same timeframe....

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