Subject 40-7-17 REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ORGANIC
The following publication is adopted by reference: The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Part IV, 7 CFR Part 205 National Organic Program; Final Rule, and any subsequent amendments.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCERS, LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS, HANDLERS, PROCESSORS, CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS, (of raw or processed agriculture commodities, meat, fowl, dairy products, fish, seafood or other products).
|(1)||No person in this state without having first registered with the Commissioner of Agriculture, shall engage in the production, handling, processing, or certification of raw or processed agriculture commodities including meat, fowl, dairy products, fish, seafood, or any other products to be sold as organic, excluding retailers of food sold as organic, provided however, that retail food sales establishments licensed under Article 2 of this chapter that do not process or repackage certified organic commodities shall be exempt. The registration shall thereafter be renewed annually unless no longer engaged in the activities requiring the registration. Each registrant shall provide a complete copy of its registration to the Commissioner of Agriculture. Registration shall begin on and after January 1, 2003. Registrations shall expire on the last day of December of the year for which they are issued.|
|(2)||Registration pursuant to this section shall be on a form provided by the Department and shall be valid for the calendar year from the date of validation by the Commissioner of Agriculture. A registration number will be assigned to a valid registrant.|
|(3)|| The information
provided on the registration form shall include all of the following:
A registration form shall be accompanied by a payment of a nonrefundable registration fee of $250.00 payable to the department by certification entities.