Organic Certification News and Alerts

10/25/17 Interim Instruction: Maintaining the Integrity of Organic Imports

6/27/17  National List Sunset Dates

4/3/17 Policy Memorandum: Confinement of Poultry Flocks Due to Low or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or Other Infections Diseases  

12/5/16 Calculating the Percentage of Organic Ingredients in the Multi-Ingredient Products (Draft Guidance)

12/2/16 Guidance: Appendix of Prohibited Materials for Organic Crop Production

12/2/16 Guidance: Materials for Organic Crop Production Guidance Part 2

12/2/16 Guidance: Materials for Organic Crop Production Guidance Part 1

12/2/16 Guidance: Decision Tree for Classification of Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Materials for Organic Livestock Production or Handling

12/2/16 Guidance: Decision Tree for Classification of Materials as Synthetic or Non-Synthetic

12/2/16 Guidance: Classification of Materials

8/31/16 Treated Lumber (Draft Guidance)

8/30/16 Interim Instruction: Material Review

8/23/16 Instruction: Organic Certification of Industrial Hemp Production

8/22/16 National Organic Program: Notice to Stakeholders and Interested Parties – Archived NOP Documents (5016 Allowance of Green Waste)

8/2/16 Noncompliance and Adverse Actins Flow Chart

3/31/16 Instruction: Personnel Performance Evaluations

3/11/16 Procedure: National List Petition Guidelines

2/29/16 Instruction: USDA NRCS Conservation Activity Plan 138 for Organic System Plans and Requirements for Certifying Agent Technical Service Providers

1/15/16 Guidance: Substance Used in Post-Harvest Handling of Organic Products

1/15/16 Guidance: Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conversation