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AMS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance

Thursday, February 23, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for the Sunset 2017 Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) proposed rule by 30 days to April 19, 2017, and the comment period for the draft guidance titled, " Calculating the Percentage of Organic Ingredients in Multi-Ingredient Products ," by 60 days to April 7, 2017.

The proposed rule would remove eleven substances from the National List for use in organic production and handling. The draft guidance provides guidelines to all USDA-accredited certifying agents and certified and exempt organic operations detailing the process to calculate the organic ingredient percentage in multi-ingredient products.

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