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Organic Certification Self-Assessment

On January 19, 2023, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) put forth the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule, which is intended to safeguard confidence in organic products and minimize fraud throughout the organic supply chain. Operations – including both currently certified and newly impacted uncertified handlers of organic products – must meet all of the requirements in the rule by March 19, 2024. See our SOE page for more details.

Use the self-assessment flowchart below to see if your operation qualifies for the new, limited exemptions from certification as outlined in section A of SOE or whether you will need to get certified to continue working with organic products.

The flowchart is available in English and Spanish.


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