Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force

The Organic Trade Association is setting up a Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force to address a vulnerability recently revealed in the organic supply chain involving fraudulent imports of soybeans and corn from Turkey that violated U.S. organic regulations. Its mandate is to develop a best practices guide to use in managing and verifying global organic supply chain integrity to help brands and traders manage and mitigate the risk and occurrence of organic fraud. Organic Trade Association member companies serving on the task force must be actively participating in organic trade as a supplier or buyer and/or have strong knowledge and experience of supply chain management and/or strong knowledge and experience with record keeping and verification systems for organic certification. This task force supports the trade association’s critical Farm Bill priorities to secure adequate funding for the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to keep pace with industry growth, set uniform standards, and carry out compliance and enforcement actions in the U.S. and abroad. OTA is advocating for investments in technology and access to data to improve tracking of international organic trade to provide the necessary information to ensure a transparent marketplace. If you are interested in serving on the integrity task force or want to learn more about participation and time commitments, please reach out to Gwendolyn Wyard.

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