Source:Organic Trade Association
Feb 11, 2017 - 11:54 AM
(Edited Dec 19, 2021 - 8:50 PM)
U.S. Organic Standards Require:
Companies must submit a detailed application, outlining the nature of their operation, the production/handling processes they use, and the products they produce. This is called an Organic Systems Plan, and it enables inspectors and consumers alike to trace organic products from the farm to table.
Rigorous announced - and unannounced -certification inspections by third-party inspectors to ensure that products bearing the organic label are grown and processed in a manner that you and your family can trust. Certifiers also audit companies’ records (i.e.: of purchases, inputs, ingredients), tracing products from their starting ingredients to their final stages of processing/production.
All products bearing the organic label must comply with federal, state, FDA, and international food safety requirements.
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