Electrolyzed Water Now Allowed Under NOP

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January 15, 2016

On September 11, 2015 the USDA National Organic Program released a Policy Memo updating the status of electrolyzed water under the USDA NOP regulations. The memo clarifies that hypochlorous acid generated by electrolyzed water systems is a type of chlorine material, and is now allowed to directly contact organic products in wash water, when followed by a fresh water rinse. Check MyCCOF: Materials Search if you’d like to switch to an electrolyzed water system for your produce washing or equipment cleaning.