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Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Education Opportunities from the Organic Trade Association

by Guest Blogger |

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is hosting educational opportunities about Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) through the remainder of 2023. Check out the upcoming opportunities: 

SOE Education Series Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Fraud Prevention Plans & SOE Requirements 

Join OTA’s Trusted Advisors for a discussion on fraud prevention and how to approach Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) implementation in your supply chain on Thursday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.

The SOE final rule supports the continued growth of the organic market and improves oversight at critical links in the supply chain. One new requirement of the final SOE rule is for all certified operations to implement their own organic fraud prevention plan by March 2024 – are you ready?

OTA’s Trusted Advisors are experts in organic compliance and are qualified to assist businesses with developing Organic Fraud Prevention Plans, and more! Join us to learn more about what SOE implementation means for your business. 


  • John Foster | Wolf & Associates 
  • Gwendolyn Wyard | Strengthening Organic Systems (SOS)
  • Miles McEvoy | Lacewing Auditing and Consulting

Register for The Ins and Outs of Fraud Prevention Plans & SOE Requirements.


Water Cooler Series: SOE Implementation Preparation 

How is your organic business adjusting to the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) updates, and what are your challenges to date? How are accredited certifiers preparing for and interpreting these changes ahead of implementation? 

Join OTA and guest speakers from the organic trade & accredited certifiers for an engaging discussion on SOE preparation on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT. OTA offers this as an opportunity for certifiers and the trade to learn from each other and help work through the challenges and concerns identified as both strive to meet the March 2024 implementation date.

Register for the Water Cooler Series: SOE Implementation Preparation. 

Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Certification Quiz!

Not sure whether your business needs to be certified as of March 19, 2024, under the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule? Take this quiz and find out from our Regulatory experts today! Some businesses have multiple activities. You may find some activities require certification while others may be exempt.


This article was written by the Organic Trade Association (OTA).