Organic status of anolyte

Organic status of anolyte as electrolyzed water



Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production

Abstract from EGTOP:

The substances listed in Annex VII(1) have been authorized for organic production in EU. In the Group’s (Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production ) opinion, there is a broad consensus that these substances (listed in Annex VII(1) are in line with the objectives and principles of organic production.


In the Group’s opinion, the use of electrolysed water is similar to the use of sodium hypochlorite. It may therefore be used for all purposes for which sodium hypochlorite is authorized, but not for any other purposes. For the time being the Group sees no need to mention electrolyzed water explicitly.


Policy Memorandum - NOP-PM15-4 Electrolyzed Water

This memorandum updates the status of electrolyzed water under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations at 7 CFR Part 205. The memorandum clarifies that electrolyzed water is a type of chlorine material that is allowed in organic production and handling

Chlorine materials are included on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). In water, chlorine materials such as calcium and sodium hypochlorite form an equilibrium of related chlorine species, including hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite (ClO-). Similar chlorine species are formed in the generation of electrolyzed water. Accordingly, the NOP considers hypochlorous acid generated by electrolyzed water to be an allowable type of chlorine material.


Electrolysed Water - page 41

Electrolysed water (which may contain hypochlorous acid as a byproduct of either electrolysis or from the dissolution of chlorine compounds in water), is permitted.


New Zealand

Biogro Certificate Number: RN 2016-1 : Approved for use in organic production or food processing and handling under COR standards