AMS Releases Organic Enforcement Plan of Action Summary

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Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the National Organic Program (NOP) recently released their Summary of Activities and Overview Action Plan. The Summary of Activities summarizes NOP enforcement activities since fall 2017. The Overview Action Plan sets forth NOP’s planned enforcement and oversight activities. 
In the Overview Action Plan, NOP states that it will maintain the following: 
  1. Strong organic control systems: trusted people, processes, and rules
  2. Farm to market traceability: worldwide supply chain integrity
  3. Robust enforcement: a level playing field for all.
The action plan includes a summary of activities for each goal and future work in each goal.
AMS also shared a summary of compliance and enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2018.
For more information, please contact the NOP office at (202) 720-3252.