National Organic Program "Final Rule"

sal sals at rain.org
Thu Dec 21 18:19:26 EST 2000



----- Original Message -----
From: "William Barry" <unclebil at bright.net>
To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: National Organic Program "Final Rule"


> Hi all
>
> Basically what they are saying is unless something is certified organic
you
> legally can not use the word.
> Produce that is certified or any product in which all ingredients are
> certified can be labeled "100% Organic".
>
> Something made with 95% certified ingredients can be labeled "Organic"  as
> in a veggie soup where all but 5%(by weight) of the ingredients are
> certified.



what i hear is that if an organic ingredients can be had they must use them
so it is a little heaver than just saying 5% it is 5% only if no organic
ingredients can be found.  thats what i got from it.


> If your veggie soup has some certified and some conventionally grown
> ingredients and the certified make up between 75% to 95% of the total
> weight,  the soup can be labeled "Made with Organic Ingredients."
>
> If your soup is made of both certified and conventional ingredients and
the
> certified make up between 50% & 75% you may list the certified ingredients
> as organic on the ingredient panel on the label.
>
> Less than 50% and you can not use the word organic.... if any GMO
> ingredients or irradiated ingredient or any sewage sludge raised
ingredients
> are included you can not use the word "organic" on the label..
>
> "Organic" is designed to assure the consumer how the product was raised
and
> that these products met the minimum level determined by the National
Organic
> Standards.
>
> Prior to passing of this Regulation, we know of one company labeling its
> sewage sludge as organic.  We called them on it and their comment was that
> it was "natural" and therefore  "organic".  This should put a kink in
their
> armor...might even have to change the product name as "organic" is in the
> product name.
>
> Bill & Linda Barry
> Barry Farm
> http://www.barryfarm.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lucy Goodman-Owsley" <goodows at excite.com>
> To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:48 PM
> Subject: Re: National Organic Program "Final Rule"
>
>
>
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2000 07:25:31 -0600, market farming wrote:
>
> >  I think they mean you can't call something ("modify" it, as in an
> adjective) organic if it's say, plastic row crop cover. Can't call it
> "organic" cover.
> >    ----- Original Message -----
> >    From: Del Williams
> >    To: market farming
> >    Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 7:18 AM
> >    Subject: Re: National Organic Program "Final Rule"
> >
> >
> >    § 205.300 Use of the term, "organic."
> >    ...
> >    The term, "organic," may not be used in a product name to modify a
> >    nonorganic
> >    ingredient in the product.
> >    ...
> >
> >    What are they talking about here?  What would be an example of a
> violation?
> >
> >    Del Williams
> >    Farmer in the Del
> >    Clifton IL
> >  i think what they are saying is you cannot call a product organic
because
> it contains organic ingredients. for example a product that has only 50%
of
> the ingreds cert. organic cannot call itself organic but can say there are
> organic ingreds in the product. So a violation would be calling a salsa
> organic because it has cert organic peppers in it but the tomatoes are not
> cert. organic.
>
>
>
> Lucy Goodman-Owsley
> Boulder Belt CSA
> New Paris, OH
> Website: http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/boulderbeltcsa
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