PCO’s 2014 Standards Meeting

PCO’s 2014 Standards Meeting

CANCELED – Winter Standards Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 13 
Due to the severe weather expected in the Lancaster region, this meeting is canceled. PCO is still accepting your comments on proposed livestock living conditions. Contact us with your comments or with any questions: (814) 422-0251.
February 13, 2014
Bird in Hand Family Inn


Good food and conversation at last year's standards meeting

Good food and conversation at last year’s standards meeting

Pennsylvania Certified Organic invites members and the public to the Winter Standards Meeting to hear about updates to the organic regulations and discuss other issues relating to organic production. This meeting will be of particular interest to livestock producers who will have the opportunity to shape PCO policy on livestock living conditions and animal welfare. Other topics to be discussed include residue testing, unannounced inspections, and new PCO programs including 100% Grassfed Certification and Forest Grown Ginseng Verification. For more info and to register, please contact Lia Sandoval at (814) 422-0251 or email at lia@paorganic.org, or register for this free event using the form below. Lunch is included.



PCO Standards Committee and staff will present.
Agenda subject to change.

10:00AM – Welcome
10:10 – NOP Standards Update
10:20 – Noon Livestock Living Conditions:

Ground Surface of Outdoor Access Area
Enclosures Around Outdoor Access Area
Poultry Space Requirement
Poultry Age for Outdoor Access
Alternative Poultry Production

Noon – Lunch (buffet)
1:00 – General Q & A
1:15 – Residue Testing and Unannounced Inspections
1:35 – Materials Review Service
1:50 – Break
2:00 – Expanding PCO Certification
2:20 – 100% Grassfed Certification
2:45 – Forest Grown Verification
2:55 – Closing

For location details and directions, please contact the Bird in Hand Family Inn: 1-800-537-2535.


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