Fwd:NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS COMMENT PERIOD ENDS JUNE 12

Ava Devenport essenheal at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 9 10:14:59 EDT 2000


Dear all:

This is a perfect opportunity to make your comments, suggestions and views 
known.  Web-address is listed in message to comment 'on-line' with AMS.

Blessings,
Ava

>To: <essenheal at iname.com>
>Subject: Fw: NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS COMMENT PERIOD ENDS JUNE 12
>Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 08:04:08 -0500
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Unkenholz, Becky" <Becky.Unkenholz at usda.gov>
>To: <newsrelease at ams.usda.gov>
>Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 3:05 PM
>Subject: NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS COMMENT PERIOD ENDS JUNE 12
>
>
> > AMS NEWS RELEASE
> > Release No. AMS 177-00
> > Demaris Kogut (202) 720-8998
> > demaris.kogut at usda.gov <mailto:demaris.kogut at usda.gov>
> > Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
> > billy.cox at usda.gov <mailto:billy.cox at usda.gov>
> > NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS COMMENT PERIOD ENDS JUNE 12
> > WASHINGTON, June 8, 2000--The comment period for the U.S. Department of
> > Agriculture's proposal for national organic food standards will end June
>12.
> >
> > The standards would institute uniform, consistent national standards for
> > producing, handling, processing, labeling, certifying, and importing
>organic
> > food products.
> > "We need the public's participation in this process to help us make 
>these
> > standards work for consumers and the organic community," said Kathleen
> > Merrigan, administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. "I 
>urge
> > everyone interested in this issue to send us their comments on or before
>the
> > June 12th deadline."
> > The proposal was published in the March 13 Federal Register, and can 
>also
>be
> > found on the National Organic Program home page: www.ams.usda.gov/nop
> > <http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop>. Approximately 10,000 comments have been
> > received so far, and may be viewed at this same site.
> > Written comments should be sent to: Keith Jones, Program Manager, 
>National
> > Organic Program; USDA-AMS-TM-NOP, Room 2945-S; Ag Stop 0275, P.O. Box
>96456:
> > Washington, DC 20090-6456. Comments may also be sent by fax to (703)
> > 365-0760, or filed via the Internet through the National Organic Program
>

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