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Standards Interpretation Committee

January 21, 2021

New Comment period – January 21 to February 21, 2021

Is organic feed required during transport and handling of livestock when the duration of transit exceeds 5 hours (6.5.5)?


When liquid ingredients are composed of solids dissolved in added water, is the added water excluded or included in the percent organic calculation?


When calculating the organic percentage of a multi-ingredient product, that is a mixture of solid and liquid ingredients (9.1.3c), and there are no reconstitution claims, is the mass of each ingredient used as-is, or should any salt or water in each of these ingredients be removed prior to the calculation?


Can gelling agents such as guar gum and xanthan gum be added into drinking water/feed for crickets? This will stop crickets from drowning especially as they are small when they first hatch.

… and many additional questions and answers.


Click here to see the proposed answers to various questions raised by organic stakeholders regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30-day comment period ending February 21, 2021


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