Interim Approval of Non-Organic Ingredients Granted

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave interim approval last week to the use of 38 non-organic ingredients in products it certifies organic.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave interim approval here last week to the use of 38 non-organic ingredients in products it certifies organic. Under the rule, organic manufacturers will be permitted to continue use of non-organic ingredients including food coloring, hops, chipotle chili pepper and whey protein concentrate, while additional comments are sought over a 60-day period that began last Thursday. Before an organic handling operation can consider using a non-organic,

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