The USDA National Organic Program’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule requires all organic imports into the United States to be declared as organic and associated with an NOP Import Certificate. This change will improve traceability and oversight of organic imports into the United States.
strengthening organic enforcement
CCOF has updated multiple Organic System Plan (OSP) forms to reflect updated requirement
The March 19, 2024, compliance date for Strengthening Organic Enforcement is right aroun
Change is in the air
The organic community is diligently working to comply with the new Strengthening Organic Enforcement USDA Rule. CCOF appreciates what a significant change these regulations pose and has created a wealth of resources to support this process.
The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) USDA Rule is a significant change for the organic community and CCOF is here to help you through it. The SOE rule touches on many sections of the organic regulations, but one of the most significant and time-sensitive updates requires some previously exempt operations to become fully certified by March 19th, 2024.
We recently contacted all CCOF-certified operations to provide additional information related to Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rulemaking by the USDA National Organic Program. The information below is a recap of the recent communication from CCOF. We are informing you of these changes to ensure you are aware and can act by March 19, 2024, if needed.