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The Strengthening Organic Enforcement proposed rule, published in August 2020, is intended to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build consumer trust in the USDA organic label. The rule’s proposed amendments will close gaps in NOP regulation 7 CFR Part 205 to strengthen consistent practices to deter and detect organic fraud—and to improve farm-to-market transparency and product traceability.
The rule will also increase the types of businesses that need to be certified including importers, brokers and traders of organic products.
Potentially affected entities may include:
The organic experts at Quality Assurance International (QAI), an NSF company, are ready to help you interpret these regulations and how they may affect your business.