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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE13 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Organic Market Development for Mushrooms and Pet Food (AMS-NOP-22-0063) 

This action seeks comments on proposed amendments to the USDA organic regulations that would clarify production and handling requirements for a) organic pet food standards and b) organic mushrooms.  These products are currently certified organic to the standards for similar products like those for human consumption (pet food) or for crops (mushrooms). The proposed action seeks to increase regulatory certainty for these markets.  Past National Organic Standards Board recommendations, public comments from the National Organic Program's March 2022 public listening session, and input from mushroom and pet food stakeholders have indicated a need for this rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 0581-AD20 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Tucker
Deputy Administrator, USDA National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 260-8077