S.2108 - Organic Foods Production Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 02/08/1990)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||03/22/1990 Subcommittee on Agricultural Research, Gen. Leg. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2108 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/08/1990)
Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 - Title I: National Standards Governing the Organic Production of Agricultural Products - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish: (1) a national organic production certification program; (2) a label for organically produced and handled agricultural products; (3) a national list of approved and prohibited substances to be included in the organic production standards; and (4) a certifying agent accreditation program.
Authorizes State organic certification programs.
Sets forth: (1) prohibited crop production practices and materials; (2) animal production practices and materials; (3) processing and marketing requirements; and (4) violations of this Act and related penalties.
Title II: National Boards - Directs the Secretary to establish a National Organic Promotion, Research, and Consumer Education Program.
Directs the Secretary to issue organic production and handling orders which shall: (1) establish the Initial Organic Delegate Body which shall elect the Initial National Organic Board and the Initial Organic Standards Board; and (2) provide for the election of the National Organic Assembly.
Establishes: (1) an Initial National Organic Board; and (2) an Initial Organic Standards Board.
Directs the National Organic Assembly to elect members to serve on the National Organic Board and the Organic Standards Board.
Title III: Low Input Label Demonstration Program - Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) a National Low Input Label Demonstration Program; and (2) two experimental agricultural product labels for Program use.
Title IV: National Laboratory Accreditation - Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish a National Laboratory Accreditation Program for laboratories that test for residues in agricultural products; and (2) establish minimum standards with regard to quality assurance, equipment, methodologies, and personnel.