The Organic Trade Association says more operations in the food supply chain will need to become compliant with the USDA’s organic rule finalized this week.
CEO Tom Chapman tells Brownfield USDA’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule is meant to ensure the integrity of the organic brand.
“It’s the only eco-label that comes with federal enforcement,” he says. “When you look at natural, non-GMO, regenerative—it’s just not as defined and doesn’t come with the same enforcement.”
All touchpoints throughout the organic supply chain will now need certification, like a grain elevator or marketer.