Get Ready! SOE Rules Are Upon Us

Though the USDA National Organic Program’s new Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule has a compliance deadline of March 19, 2024, now is the time to act.

During an educational session on the new SOE rule at the 2023 Organic Produce Summit, speaker after speaker warned the audience of organic leaders that there is no time to wait. All handlers of organic produce along the supply chain need to familiarize themselves with the regulations, determine the impact on their own company, and, most likely, start the process toward certification if they are not already certified.