About NOP § 205.606

On June 27, 2007, the NOP published the interim final rule amending NOP § 205.606 which lists the only nonorganic agricultural ingredients that are allowed to be used in organic products. These nonorganic ingredients may only be used when the organic form is not commercially available.

§ 205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as “organic.”

Only the following nonorganically produced agricultural products may be used as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as “organic,” only in accordance with any restrictions specified in this section, and only when the product is not commercially available in organic form.

(a) Casings, from processed intestines.
(b) Celery powder.
(c) Chia ( Salvia hispanica L. ).
(d) Colors derived from agricultural products—Must not be produced using synthetic solvents and carrier systems or any artificial preservative.
(1) Beet juice extract color (pigment CAS # 7659–95–2).
(2) Beta-carotene extract color, derived from carrots (CAS # 1393–63–1).
(3) Black currant juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(4) Black/Purple carrot juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(5) Blueberry juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(6) Carrot juice color (pigment CAS # 1393–63–1).
(7) Cherry juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(8) Chokeberry—Aronia juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(9) Elderberry juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(10) Grape juice color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(11) Grape skin extract color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(12) Paprika color (CAS # 68917–78–2)—dried, and oil extracted.
(13) Pumpkin juice color (pigment CAS # 127–40–2).
(14) Purple potato juice (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(15) Red cabbage extract color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(16) Red radish extract color (pigment CAS #'s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3).
(17) Saffron extract color (pigment CAS # 1393–63–1).
(18) Turmeric extract color (CAS # 458–37–7).
(e) Dillweed oil (CAS # 8006–75–5).
(f) Fish oil (Fatty acid CAS #'s: 10417–94–4, and 25167–62–8)—stabilized with organic ingredients or only with ingredients on the National List, §§205.605 and 205.606.
(g) Fortified cooking wines.
(1) Marsala.
(2) Sherry.
(h) Fructooligosaccharides (CAS # 308066–66–2).
(i) Galangal, frozen.
(j) Gelatin (CAS # 9000–70–8).
(k) Gums—water extracted only (Arabic; Guar; Locust bean; and Carob bean).
(l) Inulin-oligofructose enriched (CAS # 9005–80–5).
(m) Kelp—for use only as a thickener and dietary supplement.
(n) Konjac flour (CAS # 37220–17–0).
(o) Lecithin—de-oiled.
(p) Lemongrass—frozen.
(q) Orange pulp, dried.
(r) Orange shellac-unbleached (CAS # 9000–59–3).
(s) Pectin (high-methoxy).
(t) Peppers (Chipotle chile).
(u) Seaweed, Pacific kombu.
(v) Starches.
(1) Cornstarch (native).
(2) Rice starch, unmodified (CAS # 977000–08–0)—for use in organic handling until June 21, 2009.
(3) Sweet potato starch—for bean thread production only.
(w) Tragacanth gum (CAS # 9000-65-1).
(x) Turkish bay leaves.
(y) Wakame seaweed ( Undaria pinnatifida ).
(z) Whey protein concentrate.
[72 FR 35140, June 27, 2007, as amended at 75 FR 77524, Dec. 13, 2010; 77 FR 8092, Feb. 14, 2012; 77 FR 33299, June 6, 2012; 77 FR 44429, July 30, 2012; 78 FR 31821, May 28, 2013; 79 FR 58663, Sept. 30, 2014]

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The following are organically produced agricultural ingredients which may be used to replace the non organic ingredients allowed in NOP § 205.606.

Chia

Cornstarch (native)

Dillweed oil

Gums-water extracted only

Lecithin—de-oiled

Turmeric extract color

Whey protein concentrate