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Organic Certification Process

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By Ann Baier

Published: 2005

Updated: 2005



8 pages


This guide is designed to help organic producers and handlers understand, prepare for, and get the most from the process of organic certification to USDA National Organic Standards. It discusses the purposes and benefits of the inspection for organic certification, provides a general description of the organic certification process, and outlines the role of the organic inspector.

Table of Contents

Purposes and Benefits of the Organic Inspection
Steps to Organic Certification
The Role of the Organic Inspector
Related ATTRA Publications
Additional Resources

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