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National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held April 27-30 in La Jolla, CA, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 17:00

COTA breakfast at Expo West

Registration for the Canadian networking breakfast in California is now open. Once again, COTA is organizing a business-builder breakfast for Canadian companies during Natural Products Expo West.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:00 to 09:30

Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Winter Meeting

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association winter meetings Feb. 10-11 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA, will include a Flavor Labeling Committee Meeting on Feb. 10. Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Regulatory Director for Organic Standards and Food Safety, will be the featured guest speaker to give an update on flavor-related issues, focusing on OTA’s petition on flavors and NOSB recommendations on glycerin.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:00

GOTS Advisory Council Annual Meeting

The Global Organic Textile Standard Advisory Council's Annual Meeting will take place February 14-15 in Frankfurt , Germany. Contact Marni Karlin, OTA's Vice President of government Affairs for more information. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 16:00 to Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 14:00

USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, to be held Feb. 19-20 in Arlington, VA, will focus on “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century: A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology, and Big Data.” The two-day event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. In addition to the plenary panel on the main theme, the forum will cover a range of agricultural topics, from climate smart agriculture, to antimicrobial resistance, “U.S.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 17:30

ACA Professional Training: GMO Testing Intensive

OTA's Regulatory Director Gwendolyn Wyard will moderate the ACA Professional Training in Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb. 12, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The training is a GMO Testing Intensive - A tool for verifying compliance with the organic standards. This three hour Intensive showcases an array of GMO and organic regulation experts who will provide an overview of the at-risk crops and contamination, impacts in the marketplace, GMO testing protocols, and how to develop a testing program under the NOP residue testing requirements.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 08:15

Sustainable Foods Summit

COTA will be attending the fifth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit taking place in San Francisco on 21-22nd January. The summit will feature food traceability, sustainable ingredients and customer behaviour. The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:30 to Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:00

Sustainable Foods Summit

The Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in San Francisco from January 21-22, 2015. The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc. The aim of the summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:30

SIAL Canada 2015

SIAL Canada 2015 will take place on April 28th to 30th, 2015 at Direct Energy Centre, Toronto. A special price of $27.50/sqft (normally $33.00/sqft) is available to all COTA members.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 17:00


OTA will discuss “Organic = Non-GMO….and a whole lot more!” and staff Booth #845 on the trade show floor during the SOHO EXPO Dec. 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. SOHO Expo is sponsored by the Natural Products Association, an association of retailers, manufacturers, distributors and brokers promoting optimal health. The show expects more than 1,500 attendees and over 400 exhibitors.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 08:30 to Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 17:00