Diane Cooner wrote:
> As I understand it, the Feds want all sprout growers to treat
> their products with up to 20,000 ppm of chlorine to eliminate
> possibility of e-coli. That would make "organic" sprouts
> non-existent (unless you consider dousing your food with pool water
> to be okay). diane
Diane, I'd love a citation on this if you have one. And I'd love to
hear some comment from the folks at IATP (Mark Ritchie or others).
For clarity, the Organic Foods Production Act does not supersede any Federal
mandate on water use or food content.
§2120 VIOLATIONS OF TITLE. (e) EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS. Nothing in this title
shall alter the authority of the Secretary under the Federal Meat Inspection
Act (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 451
et seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1031 et seq.)
concerning meat, poultry and egg products, nor any of the authorities of the
Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Federal Food, Drug and
Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C 301 et seq.), nor the authority of the Administrator of
the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide
and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.).
Simiarly, nothing in OFPA supersede those powers granted to States under the
Secondly, OFPA states: "§2111 HANDLING.
(a) IN GENERAL. For a handling operation to be certified under this title,
each person on such handling operation shall not, with respect to any
agricultural product covered by this title
(7) use, in such product water that does not meet all Safe Drinking Water Act
So, spourt treated as FDA directs qualify as "organically produced."
Best regards, Eric Kindberg
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