National Organic Program (NOP)

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U.S.A. The standards of organic production and the production rules for its control and certification have been determined by the National Organic Program (NOP) of the United States Department of Agriculture. This Regulation is mandatory in the United States, but also covers organic products imported from outside the United States. Dates on the NOP certificate: According to 205.404 of the National Organic Program (NOP), certification bodies may not specify a validity date on the certificate. Same paragraph ETKO LTD. ŞTİ and the valid certification date (first certification date) is indicated instead of the certification deadline. Because of the above, NOP certified operators face difficulties to prove the validity of their certificates.
In such cases, you can request a declaration from your certification body. ETKO has to verify the compatibility of each production and operating unit of certified operators at least once a year. What can be certified according to NOP rules: "100% organic", "organic", "made with organic (specific additives or product groups) according to NOP, excluding operators included in or exempt from NOP 205.101, labeled or sold as For the products offered, each production or processing unit or part of the production or processing unit, livestock, livestock products or other agricultural unit must be certified.
Please note, according to NOP 205.100 'c' each transaction (1) For products that are intentionally sold or labeled as illegal organic, a fine of not more than $10000 will be imposed for each violation. (2) the provisions of Section 1001 of title 18 of the United States Code shall apply if false statements are made under the law to government agencies or accredited certification bodies.
ETKO is a USDA accredited Organization. Before the NOP certificate is issued, compliance with the NOP Standards is determined. See the Regulations Tab for the relevant NOP Regulation.
WSDA Organic Program's "Organic Inspections During COVID-19" Handout ACA Best Practices for Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not Possible NOP Handbook NOP Handbook Introduction National Organic Program (NOP) Regulation NOP Compliance Preamble USDA Organic Seal and NOP Regulations: Subpart D – Labels, Labelling, and Market Information Guidance, Materials for Organic Crop Production The instructions, procedures, forms and guides for compliance with NOP regulations Pravilnik 4827020.0116.6-1 Zakon o organskoj proizvodnji 3920-09 Covid-19 Organic Inspections_FINAL USDA Cotton Report NOP-National List Sunset Dates NOP Regulation 205.606 Article Amendment NOP Regulation Update Updates to the NOP Regulation Amendment to USDA Organic Regulation NOP Regulation 205.404. Article Amendment
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops the rules & regulations for the production, handling, labeling, and enforcement of all USDA organic products. This process, referred to as rulemaking, involves input from the National Organic Standards Board (a Federal Advisory Committee made up of fifteen members of the public) and the public. The NOP also maintains a Handbook that includes guidance, instructions, policy memos, and other documents that communicate the organic standards.
Regulatory References
USDA organic regulations. (Los Reglamentos Orgánicos Estadounidenses - PDF)  7 CFR Part205 includes all USDA organic standards, including prohibited practices, requirements, and theNational List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.
Program Handbook. This compilation of guidance documents, policy memos, and instructions is intended to clarify policies and assist those who own, manage, or certify organic operations with complying with NOP regulations.
Draft Guidance. To increase their quality and transparency, the NOP first publishes guidance documents in draft form with request for public comments.
Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. The Act that established the NOP and its authority to enforce agricultural products sold, labeled, or represented as “organic” within the U.S.
Preamble. If you are interested in the history of the NOP standards, you may want to review the preamble to the final rule, which established the National Organic Program.
  1. The operator has to confirm the information about the product here . 
  2. Giving general information at the first contact and sending the application form
  3. Entrepreneur application and evaluation of the application form
  4. Preparing and notifying the price offer
  5. Confirmation of the price offer
  1. The entrepreneur should prepare every document requested by ETKO as soon as possible.  
  2. Entrepreneur transmits Production Information
  3. Entrepreneur Submits Business Information (Operation lines, Layout Plan etc. other documents)
  4. Completion of the Application File
  1. Determination of the control date and the Controller
  2. Control of Products and Sampling
  3. Control of Businesses (Warehouses, Documentation, Stock Status etc.)
  4. Control of Entry, Exit and Sales
  5. Editing the control report
Personnel involved in the Approval of Control and Control Reports cannot take part in Certification. The Certification Committee is Independent .
  1. Evaluation of the Control Report
  2. Certification Committee Approval
  3. Transmission of Report and Certificate
  4. Start of Sales Business