What to Expect During Your First Organic Audit
A company’s first organic audit can be a stressful time. Even business owners who have poured over the USDA accreditation process might still be unsure of what exactly is going to take place when the inspector finally arrives. Read ahead for a look at some steps you can take to make your first inspection for your organic audit as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Step 1: Review Your Organic Systems Plan (OSP)
Every certifier has their own OSP that must be kept up-to-date by their clients. As your inspection date approaches, you should review your OSP to ensure that no major changes have been made to your operation. In addition to making multiple copies of your OSP, you should be prepared to show records of how you are implementing every step of your plan.