USDA NOP Publishes Sunset 2012 Final Rule


On June 7, 2012, the National Organic Program published a final rule renewing over 200 listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances that were scheduled to expire this year. The rule also makes changes to the many substances, including the following rule for hops:

  • Effective January 1, 2013, hops, typically used in organic beer production, must be organic.

To view the complete rule published in the Federal Register, click below.