15.22.02.12

.12 Post-Harvest Handling.

A. Upon prior written approval by the Department, a producer, shipper, packer, or other handler of organic products may:

(1) Apply disinfectants, as specified by the Department, to storage containers and handling equipment; or

(2) Apply post-harvest sulfur-based fungicides or botanical insecticides.

B. A producer, shipper, packer, or other handler of organic products may not apply to certified products at any point during post-harvest handling, transporting, or storage:

(1) Synthetic fumigants;

(2) Sprouting inhibitors, ripeners, or growth regulators;

(3) Preservatives;

(4) Coloring agents;

(5) Ionizing radiation; or

(6) Waxes, except beeswax, or oils.