UPDATE: NOP has made additions to the accreditation renewal decisions on a first round of certifying agents. Follow this link for talking points and a table of the renewal status of all ACAs (PDF)
The NOP Policies, Procedures, and Reference Documents
have been updated to include a revised NOP 2000: General Accreditation Policies and Procedures (PDF)
. The new NOP 2000: General Accreditation Policies and Procedures have been revised to reflect requirements for certifying agents to submit all required documents in both electronic and hardcopy format. New procedures also require documents be sent to the NOP Audit, Accreditation, and Training Branch office in Fredericksburg, VA.
NOP issued an updated statement (PDF)
to all ACAs related to the ginger found to be contaminated by metabolites of the insecticide Aldicarb.