Organic status of EAW

European Union 

Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production ("EGTOP") 

The active ingredients of EAW are listed in Annex VII and have been authorized for organic production in EU. In EGTOP’s opinion, there is a broad consensus that the listed substances are in line with the objectives and principles of organic production. In EGTOP’s opinion, the use of electrolyzed water is similar to the use of sodium hypochlorite. It may therefore be used for all purposes for which sodium hypochlorite is authorized. 




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 

Hypochlorous acid generated from electrolyzed water is permitted by the Canadian General Standards Board as Food-grade cleaners, disinfectants and sanitizers.



New Zealand

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