As questions are fielded, either new or those that further clarify existing questions, this page will be updated. However, the answers provided may not reflect your situation or conditions present at the time of the inspection. OPMA will do its best to provide answers within its certification ability. OPMA cannot educate on its programs or standards but can provide information and training on its meaning or intent.
Question: How are fees established?
Question: On-going education is a component of the certification program. I have completed programs on-line this past year, will this complete that requirement?
Question: Why do I have to do this, we never did this before?
Question: I am USDA organically certified; is that not food safety?
Question: But isn’t organic farming safer food safety-wise?
Question: I am worried that I won’t pass the audit.
Question: What if I want to ease into this food safety thing a little slower?
Question: Is there training required?
Question: What do I need to do to get ready for the inspection?
Question: Does the OPMA certification carry any weight state-wide or nationally?
Question: Will that change in the future?
Question: Who runs OPMA?
Question: What if I don’t want to participate after becoming a member?
Question: What if I don’t want to do food safety?