strengthening organic enforcement

Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) for Growers

While many components of the new Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule (SOE) impact operations handling organic products, operations growing organic agricultural products will also experience changes. CCOF is building out resources to support our clients through the SOE implementation window. You can expect more information to reach you soon. In the meantime, here are a few things grower clients can start thinking about now. 

USDA Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule Has Been Published

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released the final Strengthening Organic Enforcement regulations. These changes to the organic regulations will become effective on March 20, 2023, and operations impacted by the rule will need to comply by March 19, 2024. CCOF is carefully reviewing the new regulations and will provide more information on how the changes may affect your business soon.

USDA National Organic Program’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement Coming Soon!

Although the final regulations have yet to be released, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) will soon implement a new rule called Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE). NOP has stated that they will publish the rule in a matter of weeks. Once the rule is published, there will be a one-year implementation timeline before full compliance is required. This rule will increase oversight of organic products throughout the supply chain.

Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule May Impact Your Network

Are you familiar with the USDA National Organic Program’s proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule? This pending regulation will significantly change the organic regulations. After the rule is enacted, operations buying, selling, trading, or facilitating sales of organic products will be required to gain certification.

Look Out for a New Rule that will Significantly Change the National Organic Program

The Policy Team and Certification staff are gearing up for the release of proposed changes to the National Organic Program (NOP). While the official rule, called the Strengthening Organic Enforcement proposed rule, is not out yet, the NOP has released a pre-published draft and other resources on their website.