- Only non-amidated forms of non-organic pectin, typically added to thicken jams and jellies, will be allowed when organic pectin is not commercial available.
- The listing for iodine, which is used to fortify organic foods, has been clarified.
- The allowed use of chlorine materials in organic crop production has been clarified.
- The allowed use of lignin sulfonate in organic crop production has been clarified.
- The allowed use of non-organic colors in organic processed products has been clarified. Organic colors must be used if they are commercially available.
- The allowance for streptomycin to control infections in organic apple and pear orchards has been extended until October 21, 2014.
- Effective October 21, 2012, yeast used in baked goods and other processed organic products must be organic, if commercially available and intended for human consumption.
- Effective October 21, 2012, sulfur dioxide (smoke bombs) will no longer be allowed for rodent control in organic crop production.
- Effective January 1, 2013, hops, typically used in organic beer production, must be organic
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