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National Organic Program
NOSB Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Committee Work Plans  
  • Continue review of NOP accreditation program and accreditation documents
  • Review compliance matrix and consider development of a draft recommendation
  • Monitor certifying agent issues
  • Monitor NOP and NOSB websites



  • Reviewing NOP accreditation program and grower group certification criteria
  • Becoming familiar with NOP enforcement plans and procedures
  • ISO 65/NOP regulations, complaint procedures, monitor certifier issues and conflict of interest structures



  • Act as interim peer review panel to review the NOP's accreditation program
  • Review comments on grower group certification criteria and redraft for September meeting
  • Assist NOP in developing enforcement procedures, especially as they relate to States and State Organic Programs
  • Look at the need to merge ISO-65 and NOP accreditation requirements
  • Assist NOP in compliant procedures, as they relate to accredited certifiers
  • Monitor certifier issues
  • Monitor NOP and NOSB websites and provide feedback



  • Conflict of Interest" rule change recommendation to be posted
  • Peer Review Panel call for nominees to be posted
  • Develop recommendation on grower group certification criteria
  • Continue certifier outreach
  • Continue monitoring FAQs



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  Last Modified Date: 06/25/2007