In late June of 2012, the Canadian Organic Office (COO) introduced important changes to Section C11 of the Operation Manual for Accredited Certifying Bodies that could potentially affect your operation. These changes include the need for certifying agencies to verify the compliance of operations that provide contractual work for operations with...
NOP "Certified Organic By ****" Placement Announcement
The USDA organic regulations require that packaged products include a statement similar to, "certified organic by ***" below the information identifying the product's handler or distributor.
Due to inconsistent NOP correspondence and training resources, the NOP granted a transition period for the correct placement of this statement.
For Existing NOP Product Labels:
"Certified organic by ***" statement must be correctly placed by January 1, 2016.
For New NOP Product Labels:
"Certified organic by ***" statement must be correctly placed prior to certifying agent approval.
Important Changes Made to the Canadian Office's Operation Manual! Now Introducing a new OCIA service: Attestations of Compliance
Californians will be voting in November on Proposition 37, The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. If passed, the Act will require clear labels on products to let consumers know if foods are genetically modified.
OCIA International is among the growing number of agricultural organizations, along with consumer,...