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National Organic Program
 
Understanding Organic Labeling  
Look for the USDA organic seal on raw, fresh products and processed products that contain organic agricultural ingredients. Or it may appear on a sign above an organic produce display.


On multi-ingredient products, the seal is usually placed on the front of the package (principal display panel); however, it may be placed anywhere on the package. When you see this seal, you know the product is at least 95 percent organic.


The seal may be printed in green and brown (as shown), in black and white, or outlined in black on a transparent background.


More on labeling:

Image describing organic labeling.  If product is 100 percent 0r 95 percent organic, the use of the USDA Organic Seal is optional. Product with at least 70 percent organic ingredients is considered made with organic ingredients and the use of the organic seal is not permitted. Product that uses less than 70 percent organic ingredients can list organic ingredients in the ingredient list only and the use of the organic seal is not permitted.

 
See Also
 
  National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances  
 
  The Organic Seal  
 
Additional Information
 
  NOP Regulations  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 02/05/2010