AMS Announces Draft Guidance on Calculating the Percentage of Organic Ingredients

Dec 5, 2016 12:55:38 PM

Draft guidance for "Calculating the Percentage of Organic Ingredients in Multi-Ingredient Products (NOP 5037)" will be available for public comment from the USDA National Organic Program tomorrow, December 6, 2016. The draft guidance is available in the NOP Handbook, Section J, at the base of the table of contents. 


The draft guidance clarifies the standards for calculating organic percentages for finished products, including multi-ingredient products that contain ingredients that are actually composed of more than one ingredient. This draft guidance is intended to help farms, businesses, certifiers and other stakeholders to consistently implement USDA organic standards related to percentage of organic ingredients. 


There will be a 60-day public comment period for feedback on the draft guidance. All are invited to provide comments before the deadline. If you would like to comment, please do so via