Organic Produce Regulations
USDA issued a Joint Letter to PACA licensees on July 18, 2018, reminding U.S. importers that produce treated with a substance prohibited by USDA organic regulations, or undergo ionizing radiation, cannot be sold, labeled or represented as organic. To see the full letter, go to: https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/joint-letter-paca-licensees-organic-labels-must-be-removed-fumigated-imports.
USDA issued a second letter to PACA licensees in July 2018, reminding them that any fumigation is prohibited for use under USDA organic regulations. And that using any such fumigation could be considered misbranding under PACA. For more information, USDA requests that you visit https://www.ams.usda.gov.