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Fall 2018 ACA Meeting

Wednesday, October 24, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront St. Paul, MN  55101

Mass Balance for Certifiers

Ensuring that product in matches product out is an essential part of verification of organic integrity. What is an appropriate mass balance audit? How should ingredients... [Read More]

2018 Organic & Non-GMO Forum

The 2018 Organic & Non-GMO Forum will be held in St. Louis, MO, on October 29-30. This is a chance for food and agricultural businesses to learn about the organic and non-GMO industry. Visit the ...

Responding to Positive Residue Tests

Organic certification agencies are required to test samples from at least 5% of their certified operations annually. Increased focus on fraud detection makes residue sampling more important than ever. As more test reports are received, certifiers must consistently act upon positive test results. Liz Figueredo, QAI Technical Manager, will discuss NOP Instruction 2613, Responding to … [Read More]

ACA Webinar – National List Materials

This webinar for organic certifiers and inspectors will explore the handling materials on the National List at §205.605 and §205.606. What is attapulgite, anyway?? Speaker Jessica Walden will select materials that are commonly used in organic processing and/or that have complicated National List Annotations. Their roles in food processing will be explored in order to increase contextual awareness and recollection of important annotation … [Read More]