Summary: S.2108 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.

Authorizes appropriations.

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.

Authorizes appropriations.

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.

Authorizes appropriations.

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.

Authorizes appropriations.