The National Organic Program (NOP) recently published a new course on livestock traceability in the USDA Organic Integrity Learning Center. NOP-340: Livestock Traceability course gives organic certification professionals a foundational understanding of identifying livestock traceability considerations.
“Product traceability is key to maintaining the integrity of organic products,” NOP said in introducing the course. “Our ability to pinpoint the source of every certified organic product validates the operation's overall procedures and reassures consumers that they are getting what they pay for.”
This course “introduces ways to strengthen organic integrity and identify potential fraud. The course demonstrates ways to perform organic livestock traceability at inspection and to verify handlers’ and processors’ compliance with USDA organic livestock regulations.”