In a year of limited travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecocert USA’s entire certification team was able to attend the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) NOP Training Program for Organic Certifying agents on January 25 and 26.
It is rare that an entire team can attend this annual training, but the virtual format enabled all our certification staff to get up to date on developments and rule changes in the NOP program so that we can help our clients better comply with USDA organic regulations.
US Technical Director Alexis Randolph saw the NOP training as a “great opportunity to immerse ourselves into the larger picture of organic certification and understand the importance of what we do as one part of the entire food supply chain.”
The Ecocert USA certification staff left with new strategies for ensuring compliance with organic standards and a deeper knowledge of recent rule changes. We are excited to apply the knowledge we gained from this conference to better serve our valued clients.