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Spring 2011 NOSB MeetingApril, 2011

The committee recommendations on Nutrient Vitamins and Minerals are withdrawn and will not be on the agenda for the April 25-29 meeting in Seattle, Washington.   The record of comments received was large and the committee wishes to review the comments and adjust the recommendation as may be appropriate and seek additional public comment.  It will be placed on the agenda for the Fall 2011 meeting in Savannah, Georgia.  The committee thanks all of those that filed comments and looks forward to continued dialog on this important issue.
Tracy Miedema, Chair
National Organic Standards Board
Public Comments

In-Person Public Comment

At this time, the online reservations system has closed, but walk-in presenters may still be accepted on April 26 or 28.  Interested individuals should sign up at the registration table in Seattle.  Please note that each individual may only give one presentation.
Written Public Comment
The deadline to submit written comments was Sunday, April 10.  Submitted comments on spring agenda items and other topics may be viewed at   
About the National Organic Standards Board
The 15-member National Organic Standards Board is made up of organic farmers and growers, handlers and processors, retailers, environmentalists and conservationists, consumer and public interest advocates, a scientist, and a USDA-accreditated certifying agent. The NOSB advises the Secretary of Agriculture on allowed and prohibited substances in organic production and handling and other issues related to the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. 
About the National Organic Program (NOP)

The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

About the NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider is intended to inform the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.  


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