Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (NOP)
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
7 CFR 1.130 - 1.151; 7 CFR 205.680 - 205.681
Filed By: 
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
The NOP establishes national standards governing the marketing of organically products and provides for a certification program, USDA labeling. Section 6519(a) authorizes the Secretary to impose civil penalties for knowing false or misuse of USDA organic labels. Other provisions in section 6519 provide appeal process for adverse actions under NOP, including: denial, revocation, or suspension of certification; program ineligibility for up to five years for knowing mislabeling; denial, suspension, or revocation of certifying agency's accreditation.
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Revocation/Suspension/Restriction of Existing Right or Privilege
Revocation/Suspension/Restriction of Program Benefit
Other Disciplinary Action (General)
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified