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NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM (USDA/ NOP) 

 

The National Organic Program (NOP) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The NOP regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation wishing to market products as organically produced. Regulation related to production of organic products were enacted in the United States in 2002. Producers, processors and distributors who wants to export their products to United States has to be certified and labelled according to the NOP regulations. 

 

ETKO is an inspection body accredited by the USDA . Compliance with NOP standards are determined before the ıssuing NOP certificate.

National Organic Program (NOP) Regulation NOP Compliance Preamble NOP Handbook NOP Handbook Introduction USDA Organic Seal and NOP Regulations: Subpart D – Labels, Labelling, and Market Information Guidance, Materials for Organic Crop Production The instructions, procedures, forms and guides for compliance with NOP regulations WSDA Organic Program's "Organic Inspections During COVID-19" Handout ACA Best Practices for Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not Possible
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops the rules & regulations for the production, handling, labeling, and enforcement of all USDA organic products. This process, referred to as rulemaking, involves input from the National Organic Standards Board (a Federal Advisory Committee made up of fifteen members of the public) and the public. The NOP also maintains a Handbook that includes guidance, instructions, policy memos, and other documents that communicate the organic standards.
 
Regulatory References
 
USDA organic regulations. (Los Reglamentos Orgánicos Estadounidenses - PDF)  7 CFR Part205 includes all USDA organic standards, including prohibited practices, requirements, and theNational List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.
 
Program Handbook. This compilation of guidance documents, policy memos, and instructions is intended to clarify policies and assist those who own, manage, or certify organic operations with complying with NOP regulations.
 
Draft Guidance. To increase their quality and transparency, the NOP first publishes guidance documents in draft form with request for public comments.
 
Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. The Act that established the NOP and its authority to enforce agricultural products sold, labeled, or represented as “organic” within the U.S.
 
Preamble. If you are interested in the history of the NOP standards, you may want to review the preamble to the final rule, which established the National Organic Program.
 
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