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CDFA’s State Organic Program inspects organic products coming into California at border

California State Organic Program Special Investigator Leslie Fernandez collaborates with CDFA Needles Border Station staff to inspect organic blueberries and organic seeds entering California.

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) collaborates with CDFA’s Border Protection Stations to inspect organic products coming into California?

SOP and border station staff recently inspected organic blueberries and organic seeds entering California at the Needle Border Inspection Station. The organic inspection included verifying proper paperwork and checking that packages follow labeling requirements.

This is part of SOP’s increased efforts to conduct inspections through different stages of the food chain to ensure the integrity of organic products being grown and sold in California.

The California State Organic Program is part of the Inspection & Compliance branch in CDFA’s Division of Inspection Services.

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