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Naturepedic, First Non-Food Company to Complete Organic Fraud Prevention
Sustainable mattress producer Naturepedic has become the first non-food, certified organic product to complete the Organic Trade Association's new Organic Fraud Prevention Plan.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recently launched its robust Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program to help companies prepare for and comply with a proposed change in USDA organic regulations. The regulatory changes, expected to go into effect Spring 2022, will dramatically help to strengthen the organic supply chain, the oversight of organic systems, reduce organic fraud, and safeguard the USDA organic seal.
Naturepedic is proud to be the first non-food organic product to be certified by the OTA program as having an Organic Fraud Prevention Plan, a requirement under the new proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule. Naturepedic is currently one of just two companies to complete the certification.
"At Naturepedic, we believe in and are fully committed to maintaining the integrity of the organic standards. By taking action to fortify the organic supply chain, we are raising the bar for what it means to be organic, while safeguarding the integrity of our products for the health and well-being of consumers," comments Barry A. Cik, founder and technical director of Naturepedic. "Being a transparent, trustworthy, certified organic brand is at the core of our purpose-driven mission. It was imperative to move forward with joining and completing the OTA's extensive new program, as we have to do whatever we can to protect the future of organic."