Peer Review of the AMS National Organic Program

As part of its commitment to continuous improvement, the National Organic Program (NOP) implemented a peer review to evaluate the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) accreditation program. The peer review process is based on NOP 1031 Peer Review of National Organic Program (NOP) Accreditation and is part of the NOP Handbook.

External auditors review documents to determine if the NOP has followed its own quality management procedures. The auditors compile results of the review, including any issues, and submit them in a report to the NOP. If the auditors identify any issues in the report, the NOP develops corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence of the issue(s).

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NOP Staff
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