OCIA working on new standards to incorporate food safety measures (Sept 2009)
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Following an outbreak of salmonella at the OCIA-certified Peanut Corporation of America in Georgia, the organization has begun looking at ways incorporate elements of food safety inspection into its certifying process. OCIA International is working with the USDA’s National Organic Program to review its training and inspection processes with the aim of enhancing its current services. Organic food inspections are usually for organic certification only and do not require detection of salmonella or other pathogens related to food safety. The introduction of enhanced inspection services from the OCIA may set a precedent for organic certification in the future.
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