SEC. 69-47-15. Audits.
(1) The department may conduct or provide for audits of all documents used to verify that certified products meet organic standards.
(2) These audits shall include, where appropriate:
(a) An inventory audit, a listing of the formulations of the product, percent accuracy in labeling, the amount bought and sold per product and producer or destination and the number of vendors and amount of product per vendor; or
(b) A farm audit, listing the amounts sold per product, date and destination and the area and location planted of each product with dates of harvest.
(3) Information contained in audit records that is exempt under the Public Records Act of Mississippi shall remain confidential. Such exempt confidential information shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Information that, if released, would give advantage to competitors or bidders; and
(b) Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential by statute or judicial decision.
SOURCES: Laws, 2000, ch. 600, § 8, SB2559,
eff from and after July 1, 2000.