FoodChain ID is now offering organic certification for products sold in Mexico via its subsidiary Agricert MX. The new certification is in response to the Mexican Organic Products Regulation (LPO), which goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
The service is primarily geared towards the needs of food manufacturers who currently sell products with a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program certification in Mexico.
Nate Ensrud, general manager of FoodChain ID, said that the Mexican Secretariat has recently announced a mandatory compliance requirement equivalency for organic products sold in Mexico. The LPO requires that all products imported into and sold in Mexico must be certified by an organic agency accredited under the LPO by the Mexican government.
As of January 1, 2022, all organic products imported into Mexico, as well as those destined to be sold in Mexico, must be certified by a Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural/Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria-approved certification body. Agricert MX, FoodChain ID's subsidiary, is among a handful of approved certifiers in Mexico.
To help educate U.S. companies seeking Mexican Organic Certification, and to facilitate the process, FoodChain ID is offering a webinar on September 9, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to register.