As recommended by the NOSB, following their 2016 Sunset review at the April 2015 NOSB meeting, the following five substances are to be removed from the National list:
- egg white lysozyme;
- octadecylamine; and
- tetrasodium pyrophosphate.
The rule is effective on September 12, 2016, the current sunset date of the substances. Organic products already in stream of commerce prior to September 12, 2016 (i.e., those manufactured, in storage, or on shelves, labeled, and ready for shipment), can still be sold as organic after the September 12, 2016, effective date. Organic products manufactured on or after September 12, 2016, need to comply with the new requirements.
For more information, https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/03/2016-18108/national-organic-program-nop-sunset-2016-amendments-to-the-national-list