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NotificationAugust, 2011
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The National Organic Program published a memo in response to the recommendations made at the April 2011 business meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB made the following recommendations:
  1. Renewing, removing, or amending the final 28 material listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances scheduled to expire during 2012
  2. Amending the existing listing for tetracycline
  3. Adding attapulgite, used to clarify plant and animal oils, to 205.605(a)
  4. Amending the definition of chemical change
  5. Amending the NOSB Policy and Procedures Manual  

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