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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD02 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: ●National Organic Program: Notice of Guidance Concerning "Made with Organic" (NOP-10-0045) 
Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Services' National Organic Program is establishing this guidance document to (1) clarify that the term "organic" may only appear in brand and company names on principal display panels of processed products which qualify for "organic or "100 percent organic" label claims. (2) Clarify product compostion rquirements for the "made with organic" category. The guidance illustrates that non-organic agricultural ingredients and certain other substances may comprise up to 30 percent of the product. There has been varying interpretations within the organic industry of whether substances which do not appear in the regulations may be used as ingredients or processing aids in/on the non-organic portion of the product. (3) Finally, the guidance document advises that a statement of the total organic ingredients cannot be displayed on a label in the absence of a "made with orgnic" statement. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR Part 205 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq. 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice: Guidance Document  02/00/2011   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melissa R Bailey
Director, Standards Division
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
14th & Independence Avenue SW., Room 2646-South Building,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-3252
Fax:202 205-7808
Email: melissa.bailey@usda.gov

 
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