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FAQ: Non-Timber Forest Products

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How does the SFI 2015-2019 Chain of Custody Standard address non-timber forest products from SFI certified lands?
Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) have been the subject of increased interest. Non-timber forest products are products derived from forests other than round wood or wood chips. Examples include, but are not limited to, seeds, fruits, nuts, honey, maple syrup and mushrooms. Now, with the SFI 2015-2019 Chain of Custody Standard, there is a mechanism for SFI chain of custody certificate holders to account for NTFPs. In order to make claims about NTFPs, the organization shall apply the physical separation method to ensure NTFPs are sourced from SFI-certified lands.

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