~NOP Handbook Updates~
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has updated the audit checklists and Sunset dates sections of the NOP Handbook.
National List Sunset Dates
The National Organic Standards Board must review all substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances every five years and recommend renewing, removing, or changing each listing. This process is commonly referred to as “Sunset review.”
NOP 5611 provides the public with an easy way to identify the Sunset or expiration date for all substances included on the National List. This resource now reflects the expiration dates established by the Sunset 2012 Final Rule, except those that are effective October 21, 2012.