Organic Input Material Program

Organic Input Material

The Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) is an industry funded program that ensures consumers receive fertilizing materials that meet the quality and quantity guaranteed on the product label. Investigators located throughout the state conduct routine sampling and inspections, respond to consumer complaints, and enforce the laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizing materials in California. Environmental scientists and Research Analysts review product labels for misleading claims and compliance with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations.

The Organic Input Material (OIM) Program registers fertilizing materials to be used in organic crop and food production. The program is mandated by the Legislature and supported by the industry. Products claiming to be appropriate for use in organic production are verified to comply with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations and USDA National Organic Program Standards. Effective January 2012, OIMs distributed in California shall be registered with the FMIP.

Links to Resources

OIM Registration Overview

OIM Forms

OIM Logo

Registered organic input materials may reflect or bear the following logos. The logo must replicate the form and design referenced in Section 2300 (g) (1) of the California Code of Regulations. If used, it must be printed legibly and conspicuously. Use of the Organic Input Material (OIM) logo is for registered product labels only. Misuse of this logo is a violation of FAC Section 14681(a), “No person shall distribute misbranded fertilizing materials. A fertilizing material shall be deemed misbranded if it’s labeling is false or misleading in any particular way.” Misbranding violations may be subject to penalties up to $5,000.

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