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Colors in USDA Organic Processed Products

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently published a final rule which renewed the use of specified allowed or prohibited substances in organic agriculture. During this renewal process, the NOP clarified the use of colors in organic processed products. If the organic form is not commercially available, the USDA organic regulations allow the use of 19 non-organic colors that meet specific criteria.

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently published a final rule which renewed the use of specified allowed or prohibited substances in organic agriculture.   

During this renewal process, the NOP clarified the use of colors in organic processed products. If the organic form is not commercially available, the USDA organic regulations allow the use of 19 non-organic colors that meet specific criteria.

However, the list of these 19 specific colors was mistakenly omitted. A technical correction, published in the Federal Register today, updates the USDA organic regulations to again detail which non-organic colors may be used.

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Please note that this correction may take several days to appear in the USDA organic regulations
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