USDA Seeks to Clarify Organics Regulations for Mushrooms and Pet Food

Posted by Timothy Miller on 3/13/24 5:00 PM

In a Federal Register Notice (FRN) published on March 11, 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a proposed rule to change the USDA organic regulations to “to clarify standards” for organic mushrooms and organic pet food.

Currently, these products are certified under the same organic standards as crops and livestock. USDA is looking to create specific standards that address the unique aspects of these products, such as composting requirements for organic mushroom production and labeling requirements for organic pet food.

USDA is accepting comments on this proposed rule until May 10, 2024.

FRN 2024-04973 cab be found here:

Comments can be submitted electronically here:

Topics: USDA, Organics

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