National Organic Program Offers Course on Livestock Traceability

July 20, 2023
New course in USDA’s Organic Integrity Learning Center will strengthen organic integrity and identify potential fraud.

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.”

The first step is setting up a learning center account here.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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