OneCert, Inc. (ONE)

CERTIFIER: OneCert, Inc. (ONE)

WEB SITEonecert.com
NOP INFORMATIONorganic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=60
HEADQUARTERSLincoln, NE
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONSAR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
ACCREDITED SCOPESCROPS, HANDLING, LIVESTOCK, WILD CROPS

OneCert was very transparent and open in our survey, in stark contrast to the majority of US certifiers. They do not have suspect practices in the areas of hydroponics and livestock. They have been one of the most articulate and outspoken certifiers in protecting the integrity of the organic label.

CERTIFIER STANDING: Greenlighted as ethical

CriteriaComments
Hydroponic DetailsStates hydroponic operations do not comply with the soil requirements in OFPA.
Material ReviewIn addition to the National List, they use the NOP Handbook guidance related to material review.
Fee StructureFee schedule is included whenever someone requests a certification packet on their website.
InspectorsInspectors must have experience, education, and training in the scope being inspected.
ImportsFor imports, they follow requirements of applicable equivalency arrangements plus guidance in NOP handbook.
Farm SizesTends to certify small and mid-sized farms.
OutdoorAccess for Poultry Outdoor access has to be provided year-round and means being able to scratch in the soil with growing plants. Does not certify operations with porches as the only access.
Pasture AccessFollow regulations and guidance in NOP handbook.
Livestock AlterationsTail docking is not allowed; other alterations may be approved as needed for animal welfare.
Origin of LivestockConventional animals are not allowed for replacement animals, but transitioning conventional animals to organic is allowed when a farm is intending to increase in size.
Antibiotics in LivestockNo antibiotics allowed in livestock.
InspectionsUnannounced inspections are based on a combo of risk-based and random selection.
Residue TestingResidue testing is based on a combo of risk-based and random selection.
Producer Support ServicesAllows transitional OSP verification with or without onsite inspection to help assure compliance.