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ACA Stands with Black Lives Matter

The ACA is heartbroken by the unjust murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Dreasjon Reed, George Floyd, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and others. Sadly, these are just the recent tragedies; countless Black lives have been lost to racist violence in the United States. We work in a food system that has exploited and … [Read More]

ACA & IOIA COVID-19 Update and Best Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020 As the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to create travel restrictions which may impact organic certification, the Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are today releasing an industry-wide pandemic contingency plan, Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not Possible. … [Read More]

ACA Update on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020   As the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to create inspection restrictions which may have an impact on organic certification, the Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are collaborating to develop an industry-wide pandemic contingency plan. Our foremost concern is the health … [Read More]

ACA Response to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020   The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are collaborating to develop an industry-wide pandemic contingency plan. We are actively monitoring developments with Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and responding as needed to support certified operators and organic inspectors.   Our foremost concern is … [Read More]

2019 ACA Training Recap

The 2019 Annual ACA Training was held in Greenville, South Carolina, January 29 – 31. The three-day event, which was originally scheduled as a two-day training to be held in conjunction with the National Organic Program (NOP), turned into a three-day event after the NOP announced their need to cancel as a result of the … [Read More]