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Volume: 3 Number: 10

Title: National Organic Program: Proposed Rules

Source/Sponsoring Agency: United States. Dept. of Agriculture

URL: http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/

Date Checked: 9/29/98      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 1/8/98

Topics: Agriculture Law; Administrative Law; Food and Drug Law; Commercial law; Consumer Protection Law; Environmental Law

Other keywords: Agricultural Marketing Service

Contents: The Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has been working with the National Organic Standards Board to establish a National Organic Program, and to draft regulations for the production and sale of organic foods. Proposed government regulations are always published in the Federal Register; they are now being posted on the Internet, and on this website it is possible for the public to submit comments electronically. Comments must be submitted before March 17, 1998 (written and faxed comments are also accepted), and will be available for viewing within a day or so of submission. The website contains the text of the proposed rule and of the parent Act, the recommendations of the Board, source material on deleterious substances in human and animal food, fact sheets and news releases.

Author of Annotation: A. Carson


Last Modified: 6/20/2012