On June 6, NOP published a final rule to address substances, including two listings for pectin, which were due to sunset or "expire" from the National List in 2012. The Sunset 2012 final rule removes the listing for "pectin -- low-methoxy" from the National List and revises the listing for "pectin -- high-methoxy" to read "pectin -- non-amidated forms only." In effect, the final rule requires that only non-amidated, non-organic pectin is used in organic processing if organic pectin is not commercially available. The effective date for the pectin amendments is June 27, 2012.
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