Organic Rules and Certification

Certification, application - US NOP 2002

Huber, Beate (2006) Certification, application - US NOP 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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§ 205.401- § 205.402 Application for certification. 1. The application must include the following information: - An organic production or handling system plan - The applicant's data such as name and address - Details on previous applications/certifications 2. Upon acceptance of an application for certification, a certifying agent must: - Review the application to ensure completeness and determine whether the applicant complies with the applicable requirements of subpart C; - Verify that any non-compliances of previous applications are solved - Schedule an on-site inspection


US require notification of previous applications and the outcome whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not. Procedures of applications are slightly different since for US a production or handling plan must be submitted with the application and reviewed before inspection, whereas in the EU the full description of the unit must be drawn up when the inspection arrangements are first implemented. EU is more specific in declarations which have to be signed by operators..


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EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > General provisions

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Inspection and certification > Inspection schemes
Principles:Principle of fairness
ID Code:800
Deposited On:15 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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