Amendments to National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances Proposed
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances section of USDA’s organic regulations. The proposal would implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This rule proposes to add elemental sulfur for use as a molluscicide in organic crop production, add polyoxin D zinc salt to control fungal diseases in organic crop production, and reclassify magnesium chloride from an allowed synthetic to an allowed nonsynthetic ingredient in organic handling. Interested persons may comment on the proposed rule online or by mail before April 16, 2019.