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National organic regulations soon.

USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) re-proposal recently was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. In the department's re-writing of the rule, they took into consideration the more than 275,060 comments received from its first efforts in 1997. The budget office officially has 90 days to respond to the re-proposal and NOP Program Manager Keith Jones told F&DW that he hopes that it can be completed sooner. After USDA receives the green light, it must finalize the document and prepare for a second public comment period. Jones said the re-proposal would mostly likely become a final rule by the end of next year.
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Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
Date:Nov 22, 1999
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