How is the USDA organic seal protected?
Agricultural products using the USDA organic seal or the word ?organic? must meet all requirements in the USDA organic regulations. Violations may lead to compliance and enforcement actions, including fines up to $11,000 per violation. Additionally, an your organic certificate may be suspended or revoked.
USDA Organic Seal Regulations
What about multi-ingredient products that contain less than 95% organic ingredients?
Products that contain less than 95% organic ingredients may not use the USDA organic seal.
Do I need to be certified?
Most farms and businesses that grow, handle, or process organic products must be certified. Overall, if you make a product and want to claim that it or its ingredients are organic, your final product probably also needs to be certified.
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