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Material Lists & Material Registration
Organic Food Program
Program Manager: Brenda Book
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Materials Approved for Use in Organic Production & Handling
The National Organic Standards require that all certified organic producers, processors and handlers use materials that comply with the applicable parts of the Standards [7 CFR Part 205]. The Standards include the National List, which dictates allowed and prohibited substances for use in organic crop and livestock production, as well as substances allowed in organic food processing and handling.
The WSDA Organic Program maintains a list of products that we have determined meet the requirements under the National Organic Standards. Manufacturers and distributors of these products have specifically requested a review of their formulations and manufacturing processes. WSDA's list is not a comprehensive list of all materials that are allowed for use in organic agriculture, but WSDA certified organic operators can use products that appear on this list and maintain confidence that the use of these products will not jeopardize certification. If you are certified by a certification agency other than WSDA, check with your certifier prior to the use of any material.
WSDA does not provide any guarantee or warranty for materials included on this list, nor do we offer an endorsement to any product.
WSDA Brand Name Material List (PDF 1.68 MB) - updated June 24, 2013
Organic Material Review Institute Lists
In addition to the Brand Name Material List, WSDA certified organic operations can reference the Organic Materials Review Institute list of approved materials. This list can be found at the OMRI website.
Material Registration Guide & Rules
New Product Applications
If you wish to have the WSDA Organic Program review your material for compliance with the National Organic Standards, please complete the application packet below submit forms to our office with the supporting documentation noted in the application packet.
Chapter 15.86 RCW and WAC 16-160 requires companies to renew the registration of approved organic input materials on an annual basis. To avoid lapses in registration, renewal applications and applicable registration fees must be submitted to our office by September 15th. To avoid late fees, the renewal form and fees must be postmarked by October 31st.
Our renewal forms are generated internally based on your company’s specific information and products, and they are not available on our website. If you are in need of another copy of your company’s customized renewal application, please contact our office. If your product formulation or manufacturer information has changed, and you are looking for the forms necessary to communicate these changes to our program, please scroll down to “Additional Application Information and Forms” to find the applicable forms.
Additional Application Information and Forms
If you have any questions regarding the Material Registration, please contact the WSDA Organic Program at (360) 902-1877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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