National Organic Program

Virtual Town Hall: Organic Integrity Learning Center

The National Organic Program (NOP) is designing an Organic Integrity Learning Center to provide online professional development and continuing education training for organic certifiers, inspectors, reviewers and professionals serving a compliance and enforcement role in organic control systems. The Organic Integrity Learning Center will launch in Winter 2019, so we want your input.

October 2018 NOSB Oral Comment Registration: Webinar

Webinar Information

The deadline to register for an oral comment slot is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 4, 2018.

  • Commenters will be scheduled in the order in which they registered, beginning with the Tuesday, October 16 webinar. I will try to accommodate requests where possible, but may be unable to.
  • In an effort to accommodate the greatest number of people in a limited period of time, commenters are limited to one 3-minute speaking slot per meeting, EITHER during the webinars OR the in-person meeting.

 

Organic Import Oversight: Collaboration Opportunities and Technology Needs Assessment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the USDA organic seal. Rapid organic growth has increased the complexity of supply chains that carry organic products from farm to table. AMS continues to address new oversight challenges created by industry growth and increased market complexity.

Joint Letter to PACA Licensees, Organic Labels Must Be Removed from Fumigated Imports

In a joint letter, linked below, to all Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) licensees, the USDA Fair Trade Practices Program and National Organic Program remind U.S. importers that agricultural products treated with a substance prohibited by the USDA organic regulations, or that undergo ionizing radiation, may not be sold, labeled or represented as organic.

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020, and guidance on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

Upcoming Meetings

Fall 2019 Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA

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