materials and inputs

CCOF Comments on Inert Ingredients in Pesticides

CCOF submitted a written comment to the National Organic Program (NOP) on inert ingredients in pesticides. The NOP sought input on how to update the organic regulations, which currently reference outdated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy on inert ingredients in pesticides. Inert ingredients are any substance other than the active ingredient in a pesticide product, including solvents, diluents, stabilizers, and preservatives.

Change to Review of Equipment Cleaners/Sanitizers and Facility Pest Control Materials

CCOF is streamlining our approach to materials that do not contact organic products in processing/handling facilities. This includes equipment cleaners, equipment sanitizers, and facility pest control materials reviewed by CCOF, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), or WSDA. CCOF will no longer add specific brand names for equipment cleaners, equipment sanitizers, and facility pest control materials to your Organic System Plan (OSP) Materials List.

NOSB Accepting Comments on the Spring 2021 Meeting Agenda Through April 21

Deadlines are approaching to submit public comments and register for oral comments for the spring 2021 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting. We encourage CCOF members to submit public comments on the substances up for re-listing or removal from the National List of Allowed & Prohibited Substances, especially regarding substances listed on their Organic System Plan.

Crop Materials

Mejoramientos a MyCCOF: Búsqueda de Materiales en Español

MyCCOF: La búsqueda de materiales en español ha sido actualizada para incluir traducciones de los alcances, clasificaciones, y restricciones de materiales. Puede acceder la búsqueda de materiales en español haciendo clic en el botón Búsqueda de Materiales en MyCCOF y seleccionando "En español" en el menú en la parte superior.

What equipment sanitizers are effective against Coronavirus/COVID-19 and also allowed by organic regulations?

Review our FAQ on cleaners and sanitizers and the EPA list and search for materials on MyCCOF Materials Search. If you find the material you would like to use, be sure to follow any restrictions noted in Materials Search as well as label use instructions.