Organic Integrity in the Supply Chain: Training and Resource List

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Organic Integrity in the Supply Chain: 

Training and Resource List 

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) protects the integrity of USDA organic products throughout the world, so consumers can trust the organic label. 

Consumers are protected by a global organic control system that includes: strict standards; certifier accreditation; farm and business certification; and enforcement.  Accredited certifiers, inspectors, and organic handlers play a vital role in protecting the integrity of organic products from farm to market in complex supply chains.

The NOP has published two new resources for organic handlers, certifiers, and inspectors. 

The first is a half hour training module that reviews the organic control system and key requirements related to Organic System Plans, inspections, and recordkeeping. The second is a Resource List that lists several existing AMS resources related to inspections and recordkeeping.