California Organic Advisory Panel to Meet May 7 in Sacramento

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

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 »

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) will assemble for a public meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture building in Sacramento. 
 
COPAC advises the California secretary of food and agriculture on education, outreach, and technical assistance for organic producers in the state. The committee is comprised of 15 primary members plus alternates for each seat. 
 
Topics that will be considered during the meeting include:
  • Update on the GMO test pilot program
  • Glyphosate subcommittee update
  • Processor subcommittee update
  • CalCannabis subcommittee update
 
The COPAC meeting will be followed by a processor subcommittee meeting from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. at the same location. The agenda for this meeting is online.
 
COPAC currently has three open primary seats for a processor, technical representative, and a consumer. There are many alternate positions open as well. CCOF encourages our members to consider serving on COPAC to further organic in California by sharing your expertise with the secretary and with State Organic Program staff. Information on applying is posted on the web. Contact policy@ccof.org for applicant support.
 
The meeting will be held at:
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Conference Room 101
2800 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 
 
The full meeting agenda is posted on the web. Contact the California State Organic Program for additional details at (916) 900-5030.

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