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New USDA rule boosts “organic” food oversight, targets fraud


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The Agriculture Department has issued new requirements for foods labeled organic, a move aimed at cracking down on fraud and boosting oversight.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The new rule takes effect in March and companies will have a year to comply with the requirements.

VERBATIM: The rule strengthens enforcement of the USDA’s strict definitions of organic, which requires these foods to be made with natural substances and biologically based farming methods. The rule requires USDA’s National Organic Program certification for all imported organic food. It also increases certifications of more businesses in the supply chain and boosts authority for inspections, record-keeping, traceability and fraud prevention practices.

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