The USDA’s Game-Changing Proposed Rule: Open for Comments

On August 5, 2020 the USDA released their “Strengthening Organic Enforcement” proposed rule, opening a 60 day public comment period. The changes are meant to improve organic oversight and to protect integrity in the organic supply chain. The proposal includes: Reduced exemptions from certification requiring more operations to be certified Requirements for import certificates for […]

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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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Preparing Your Records for Inspection in The Covid-19 Era

While the organic record-keeping requirements for certified operations aren’t likely to change any time soon, the way organic operations are asked to present their records may be–at least temporarily. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) office emphasizes that annual organic inspections must go on, though certifying agencies have been asked to […]

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