CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Naturepedic has become the first non-food, certified organic product to complete the Organic Trade Assn.’s new Organic Fraud Prevention Plan.
The OTA recently launched its Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program to help companies prepare for and comply with a proposed change in USDA organic regulations. Expected to go into effect Spring 2022, the new regulations will help strengthen the organic supply chain, the oversight of organic systems, reduce organic fraud, and safeguard the USDA organic seal.
Naturepedic is currently one of two companies to be certified by the OTA program as having an Organic Fraud Prevention Plan, a requirement under the new proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule.
“At Naturepedic, we believe in and are fully committed to maintaining the integrity of the organic standards,” said Barry A. Cik, founder and technical director at Naturepedic. “By taking action to fortify the organic supply chain, we are raising the bar for what it means to be organic, while safeguarding the integrity of our products for the health and well-being of consumers. It was imperative to move forward with joining and completing the OTA’s extensive new program, as we have to do whatever we can to protect the future of organic.”