NOP Clarifies Organic Accreditation Renewals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program in Washington recently released an updated report of its five-year audit of accredited organic certification firms, which had initially caused a stir among the media. The report showed that 14 Accredited Certifying Agents had their accreditation renewed, while 14 others were listed as renewal pending subsequent audit. According to the report,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program in Washington recently released an updated report of its five-year audit of accredited organic certification firms, which had initially caused a stir among the media.

The report showed that 14 Accredited Certifying Agents had their accreditation renewed, while 14 others were listed as “renewal pending subsequent audit.” According to the report, those listed under this category were not subject to any adverse reaction by the

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