NOP Handbook Updates: Organic Certification in California and National List Sunset Dates

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service national organic program organic insider

NOP Handbook Updates

Organic Certification in California

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently updated Policy Memo 11-8 to clarify the added registration requirements under the California State Organic Program for organic producers, handlers, and processors operating in the state. Affected operations may now provide documentation to their certifiers verifying they registered with the California Department of Public Health. This will allow certifiers to issue USDA organic certifications faster, without waiting for the state organic program’s registration process to be complete.

Access Policy Memo 11-8

National List Sunset Dates

NOP recently published an updated version of NOP 5611, documenting a new sunset date of June 22, 2025 for National List materials renewed effective June 22, 2020.

View the Sunset Dates