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USDA/AMS Title 7, Part 205 - National Organic Program

The ASCO Materials Verification Program offers comprehensive review of your organic input materials in compliance of NOP requirements for use in organic certified operations.

Link to NOP: www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop

CDFA Division 7, Chapter 5 – Fertilizing Materials

The ASCO Materials Verification Program offers comprehensive review of your organic input materials in compliance of CDFA requirements for use in organic certified operations. We also assist fertilizer manufacturers preparing for compliance with CDFA Division 7, Chapter 6, Article 5, 14601 (f), Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations.

Link to CDFA: www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/docs/fertilizerlaw®ulations.pdf

ASCO Materials Verifications include the following:

  • Review of Confidential Statement of Formula
  • Onsite inspection
  • Records audit
  • Samples taken for lab analysis for verification of inputs

Once verification is completed, manufacturers of organic input materials are issued an ASCO Materials Verification Certificate for a 12 month period.

Disclaimer: This certificate and verification is in effect until such time as the manufacturer makes any changes in the product (s) composition and/or manufacturing process, which was not disclosed to, or reviewed by ASCO prior to the manufacturer instituting any such changes.