• USDA increasing certification requirements for organic imports from India

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    The USDA's Organic Program is changing its approach to oversight of imports from India.
    The USDA is ending its recognition agreement that had allowed Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority accredited certifiers to provide USDA organic certification in India. The APEDA is an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the government of India.
    This decision has started a transition period that will allow Indian organic operations certified by APEDA-accredited certifiers to apply for direct certification by USDA-accredited certifiers to the USDA...
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