A task force started by the Organic Trade Association will work on best-practices to verify international organic products. The anti-fraud task force will create guidelines for the private sector to use in verifying its international supply chains. The task force follows news of a shipment of fraudulent organic corn and soybeans that entered the United States from Turkey. The task force plans to share information with organic certification agencies as well, and will likely include in the final document a recommendation that importers report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program when they reject shipments and why according to Politico.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.