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AnnouncementSeptember 19, 2012

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) published a final rule today that extends the maximum allowance for synthetic methionine in organic poultry production at reduced levels:

  • Laying and broiler chickens: 2 lbs
  • Turkeys and all other poultry: 3 lbs

Effective October 2, 2012, the final rule addresses the second of a two-part recommendation by the NOSB, culminating in a step-down of allowable limits of synthetic methionine in organic feed. Read the full text of the rule below. 


Final Rule

Press release

USDA Blog: Eco-Friendly

What is sustainability in relation to food and agriculture? How is USDA's Office of the Chief Scientist supporting it? Check out the latest article in the Science Tuesday series on the USDA Blog: "How 'Eco' is Friendly to Agriculture and Food Systems." 


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