Organic Certification allows a farm or processing facility to sell, label, and represent their products as organic. Any organic operation in violation of the USDA organic regulations is subject to enforcement actions, which can include financial penalties or suspension/revocation of their organic certificate.
Organic Accreditation authorizes private, foreign, or State entities to certify farms or processing facilities. Certifying agents are accredited by the USDA and are located throughout the United States and around the world. Certifying agents are responsible for ensuring that the USDA organic products meet or exceed all organic standards.