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Organic import controls, oversight under scrutiny

OIG report finds USDA lacks proper procedures to check that organic shipments coming into U.S. meet organic standards.

After reports emerged earlier this year of fraudulent organic grain imports into the U.S., a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report finds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has more to do to ensure the integrity of organic imports.

USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is housed within AMS and is responsible for developing national standards for organically produced agricultural products. An audit from USDA’s OIG f

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