The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), North American organic industry’s largest input review program, said Friday that Beth Unger of Organic Valley and Matt Landi of Awe Sum Organics have been added to its board of directors, filling seats designated for organic processors/handlers.
Founded in 1997, the Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit provides independent reviews of input materials and processes to determine their suitability for producing, processing and handling food and fiber certified under the standards of the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
Inputs that are determined to be acceptable against the organic standards appear on the OMRI Products List or OMRI Canada Products List. OMRI recently exceeded 7,000 input products that are OMRI Listed for organic use.
OMRI’s board meets several times a year to discuss projects and to establish and monitor goals. Members may be appointed for up to four two-year terms.