OPN Connect Newsletter 201 · January 21, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Organics Unlimited Adds Fair Trade Certified Label to Its Industry-Leading Lineup of Organic Bananas 

Organics Unlimited has revealed some news that will have the shoppers that frequent this category going bananas. The grower announced that it now offers Fair Trade Certified™ organic bananas amongst its industry-leading lineup of organic bananas.     Read More

2. Mother-Daughter Company Delivers All-Organic Florida Fruit Platters

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St. Pete Bowls is a brand-new Florida-based business delivering artfully arranged organic fruit spreads to your door. The mother-daughter team of Ajna Adams and Naomi Renee co-founded St. Pete Bowls at the outset of the pandemic and have since become an acclaimed part of Tampa Bay. Their artfully arranged fruit platters infuse the Sunshine City with the kind of local nutrients residents crave.    Read More

3. New Organics Regulation Does Permit Selling of Loose Organic Produce

Suzanne van der Pijll recently wrote an article about "Will Organic Go Back to Plastic?" She is from Schuttelaar & Partners, which is a Dutch communication consultancy specializing in health and sustainability. In response, Sara Kuijer writes the following on behalf of Skal Biocontrole, an independent organization that monitors the organic supply chain in the Netherlands.     Read More


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4. Industry Leaders Call to Expand Produce Safety Research

Calling out the need to expand research to answer produce-specific food-safety questions, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has launched a new capital fundraising campaign to finance the center’s research program for the next five years. CPS volunteer leaders from across the supply chain are calling on their colleagues to invest generously in their collective future.     Read More

5. NOP Enforcement Dashboard: Quarterly Update

The National Organic Program has published the fiscal-year-2021 first-quarter enforcement dashboard. This dashboard provides an at-a-glance update on NOP enforcement activities for the 12 months ending December 31, 2020 (January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020).      Visit Dashboard

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