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Organic Milk Operations Audit Report

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its "National Organic Program (NOP) - Organic Milk Operations" audit report on July 29, 2013. A previous OIG report, published in February 2012, had focused on the oversight and monitoring activities of the NOP and its certifying agents. This audit report focuses on the compliance of organic milk producers.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its "National Organic Program (NOP) - Organic Milk Operations" audit report on July 29, 2013. A previous OIG report, published in February 2012, had focused on the oversight and monitoring activities of the NOP and its certifying agents. This audit report focuses on the compliance of organic milk producers.

The OIG found that the NOP generally successfully implemented the access to pasture rule for organic dairy cattle. The OIG offered six recommendations to build on existing NOP oversight controls. These recommendations focus on making sure all organic dairy producers are treated consistently and that all aspects of organic milk production comply with USDA organic requirements. The NOP already has projects underway that will meet all OIG's recommendations.

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