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AnnouncementNovember 21, 2014



The Agricultural Marketing Service is sharing two memos sent to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). 

Memos to the NOSB

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently sent two memos to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The first document includes requests that the NOSB consider substances used in organic packaging. The second memo requests NOSB feedback about NOP's planned accreditation peer review approach.


Organic Packaging Memo 


Accreditation Peer Review Memo  


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