NOP Organic Insider header

Quick Links
Join Our List
Join Our Mailing List
Our Vision
Organic Integrity from Farm to Table
Consumers Trust the Organic Label
September 3, 2013


The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the September 2013 issue of the Organic Integrity Quarterly newsletter.

We have also published an updated instruction for certifying agents regarding organic certificates.

September 2013 Organic Integrity Quarterly

The September issue of the Organic Integrity Quarterly highlights recent work to support organic agriculture, including:

  • A message from Administrator Anne Alonzo
  • National Farmers Market Week
  • Global Organic Trade Guide
  • Standards updates
  • Organic integrity update
  • USDA blog: Can GMOs be used in organic products? 

View September Organic Integrity Quarterly

Organic Certificates Instruction

This Instruction addresses Organic Certificates, and describes what elements are necessary on an organic certificate to accurately communicate a certified operation's organic status. It also clarifies that only one operation may be listed on the organic certificate.

This document clarifies the NOP's expectations of its certifiers in this area, will support increased consistency in certificates across certifiers, and supports our ongoing "Sound and Sensible" initiative.

View NOP 2603: Organic Certificates

About the National Organic Program (NOP)

The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. The NOP is part of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, which facilitates the competitive and efficient marketing of agricultural products. Learn more.

About the NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider informs the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.

You are receiving this email because you elected to receive selected updates from the USDA National Organic Program. You may manage your profile to receive additional updates on other NOP functions or unsubscribe at any time by using the links below.