USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Regulations

The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The NOP also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.          NOP Homepage

USDA Laws & Regulations: Organic Certification

Information about Organic Certification, the National Organic Program (NOP), Cost-Share, Labeling, Production & Marketing, and Import/Export issues, all in one place.

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is the industry standard for organic production materials verification. Visit their online listings for the most up-to-date information on which types and brands of products are available for organics.

International Organic Standards compiled by OneCert

Have you ever wished for a single, easy-to-use reference for questions about various international organic standards?
A new book is now available that provides a handy reference for six international organic standards:
  • US National Organic Program (NOP)
  • European Regulation 2092/91
  • Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS)
  • Quebec Organic Reference Standards
  • Bio Suisse Standards
  • IFOAM Basic Standards

The book was designed for organic operations whose primary organic market is the US but who also have international sales.  The full text of the NOP is included plus additional requirements that are mandatory for each of the other programs.

To order a hard copy or download the .pdf, visit OneCert

Mistakes to Avoid - Organic Certification - OneCert

Most common mistakes made by certified crop operators and/or certification applicants.

Subjects include:
Certifier Relations
Non-approved Materials / Inputs
Organic System Plan
Commingling / Contamination
Compiled by Jim Riddle and based on information provided by members of the Independent Organic Inspectors Association and the OTA's Organic Certifiers Council

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