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Pet Food News
on September 23, 2010

NOSB scheduled to meet about organic petfood in October

Will discuss Handling Committee's recommendation for organic petfood regulation


The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, to discuss NOSB Handling Committee’s recommendation that it adopt a plan to regulate organic petfood.

The recommendation is one of 66 items on the committee’s agenda, as part of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service's National Organic Program. The Handling Committee first recommended the plan in September 2008, following an initial report by the Organic Pet Food Task Force that was completed in April 2006.

Individuals and organizations may submit comments on this matter until October 12. The agenda and proposed recommendations can be viewed online. Comments can be submitted at www.regulations.gov (preferred) or via e-mail at nosb@ams.usda.gov. Requests to speak at the meeting can be made to Lisa Ahramjian, executive director of NOSB, at nosb@ams.usda.gov or +1.202.720.3252.

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