Handling SOE: 6 Priorities for Handling Operations Implementing the New Rule

The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule published by the USDA implementation period ends March 20, 2024. This means operations have until March 19, 2024, to become compliant with the rule. Handling operations, including brokers, traders, importers, distributors, and manufacturers, are among those who will be most affected by this new rule. In this post, we […]

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What to Expect at Your Organic Inspection

Whether it is your first inspection or your tenth, onsite inspections can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. Read on to take out some of the guesswork. Discover what the regulations require during inspections, what a typical inspection may include, and how you can prepare. Regulatory Requirements for Inspection Inspections are primarily covered in the […]

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2022: The Promise of a New Year

Here we are again, at the end of another year. As is usual for this time, we find ourselves looking back on the milestones of another busy year, but also looking forward to the new year with renewed energy. Here are just a few of the things we are eagerly anticipating in 2022: 01 Strengthening […]

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2021 Update: OneCert Inspections During Covid-19

In 2020, OneCert was able to conduct annual inspections by using a combination of remote records audits and on-site inspections. In a few cases we also allowed fully virtual inspections to take place. We will be following a similar approach in 2021 until more of the population has been vaccinated. For most operations, OneCert is […]

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Quick Guide for OneCert Organic Inspections During Covid-19

Are you wondering about what to expect for OneCert inspections this year? Did you hear we will be doing remote records audits due to the pandemic and you are wondering what this means? Would you like to know how you can prepare for your inspection? OneCert has put together this quick guide OneCert Organic Inspections […]

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ACA and IOIA Joint Best Practice Released

The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) have released their industry-wide “Best Practice” on May 14th. The document is titled Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not Possible and it outlines tools that we can use to verify organic compliance while travel restrictions are in place and on-site […]

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OneCert Covid-19 & Inspection Plan Updates

We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and we want you to know the health of our employees, inspectors, and our clients are our priority. Most in-office OneCert staff will continue to telecommute until further notice except for a few key personnel to perform daily duties that cannot be done remotely. We want you […]

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