The National Organic Program (NOP) is the legislation that regulates the production and labeling of organic products in the United States since 2001 and is managed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
Bioagricert is one of the Italian control and certification bodies authorized to certify organic production thanks to the recognition obtained by the USDA.
Operators wishing to export to the USA can choose two different methods:
USEFUL LINKS - NOP
New on NOP standard: attention to the new requirements required by the Enforcement
The USDA will implement Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) on March 19, 2024. The new updates will impact all segments of the organic industry.
The changes aim to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build consumer and industry trust in the USDA organic label by strengthening organic control systems, improving farm to market traceability, and providing robust enforcement of the USDA organic regulations.
A chart that illustrates who is likely to be granted an exemption and who is unlikely to be granted an exemption is available HERE. Processors and handlers should still plan to consult an accredited certifier to confirm eligibility for an exemption