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NOP Notification on Fraudulent Grain

October 16, 2017 | Category: Organic

On August 11, 2017 the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) issued a notification to all accredited certifiers regarding grain imported from several countries that was fraudulently represented as organic. To provide even greater scrutiny of commodities imported from countries considered to be high risk for fraud, this notification requires all certifiers in the U.S. to immediately implement additional control measures for their certified operations that directly import organic corn, soy, edible dry beans, wheat, flax or sunflower from the following countries:

  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

QAI emailed a notification to all customers on August 29, 2017 asking that you notify us if your operation imports any of these commodities directly from these countries by September 15, 2017. If you have not done so yet, please contact your Certification Project Manager.