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August 2, 2013

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce two new instructions for accredited certifying agents.

Instructions for Certifying Agents

The NOP has added two new instructions for organic certifying agents to the Program Handbook:

These documents clarity the NOP's expectations in these two areas as part of our ongoing 'Sound and Sensible' initiative.

What is the 'Sound and Sensible' initiative?

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