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AnnouncementSept. 19, 2013

The National Organic Program (NOP) wants to alert the organic trade and public to the presence of a fraudulent organic certificate.

Additionally, NOP staff and USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator will be attending Natural Products Expo East.  

Alert: Fraudulent Organic Certificate

A fraudulent organic certificate listing the following business is in use and has recently been reported to the NOP:

  • Monaz Manufacturing and Supply Services, LLC - Perlis, Malaysia   

View Fraudulent Certificate   


View All Fraudulent Certificates Posted by NOP 

This certificate falsely represents agricultural products as certified organic under the USDA organic regulations. Using this certificate or other fraudulent documents to market, label, or sell non-organic agricultural products as organic can result in a civil penalty of up to $11,000 per violation.

If you have information about the production or use of this or other fraudulent NOP certificates, please send information to the NOP Compliance and Enforcement Division.

The vigilance of the organic community is vital force in ensuring organic integrity. Organic handlers should continue to review certificates carefully, validate with certifying agents where needed, and send any suspicious certificates to the NOP Compliance and Enforcement team.

NOP to Attend Natural Products Expo East

NOP staff will be attending Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland on September 26 - 28, 2013. Be sure to stop by and see us at booth number 2812!


Additionally, NOP Deputy Administrator Miles McEvoy will participate in a panel presentation, "Organic Sector Integrity." The session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. AMS Administrator Anne Alonzo will also be participating in a session, "State of the Organic Industry", with key members of the organic community on Thursday at 10 a.m. in room 314.  Members of the organic community are welcome to attend.  

Natural Expo East is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show on the east coast. The NOP will be one of the more than 1,600 exhibits at the conference.


Natural Products Expo East  


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