The next set of NOSB meetings will take place in St. Paul, MN from Wednesday, October 24th until Friday, October 26th 2018.
The agenda will include substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List, substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020, and guidance on organic policies.
The Sunset Review covers the following substances:
- Organic Crops: Alcohols: ethanol, isopropanol; Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate; Newspaper or other recycled paper; Plastic mulch and covers; Aqueous potassium silicate; Elemental sulfur; Lime sulfur; Sucrose octanoate esters; Hydrated lime; Liquid fish products; Sulfurous Acid; Ethylene; Microcrystalline cheesewax; Potassium chloride
- Organic Livestock: Alcohols: ethanol, isopropanol; Aspirin; Biologics, vaccines; Electrolytes; Glycerin; Phosphoric acid; Lime, hydrated; Mineral oil; Sucrose octanoate esters
- Organic Handling: Calcium carbonate; Flavors; Gellan gum; Oxygen; Potassium chloride; Alginates; Calcium hydroxide; Ethylene; Glycerides (mono and di); Magnesium stearate; Phosphoric acid; Potassium carbonate; Sulfur dioxide; Xanthan gum; Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Gums: Arabic, Carob bean, Guar, Locust bean; Lecithin – de-oiled; Tragacanth gum
The full proposal has information on each of these.
Public comments are now being accepted until October 4, 2018. You can submit one online here by clicking on the “Comment Now!” button. You can also listen to the webinars on October 16 & 18, 1-4pm on ReadyTalk with Access Code 7202000.
Update: I’ve posted a recap of what took place at this meeting. You can read it here.