Organic Certification allows a farm or processing facility to sell, label, and represent their products as organic. The organic brand provides consumers with more choices in the marketplace. The USDA protects consumer options by protecting the organic seal.
Any organic operation violating the USDA organic regulations faces enforcement actions, which can include financial penalties or suspension/revocation of their organic certificate.
- Learn organic certification basics
- Learn about the benefits of organic certification
- Find out if you need to be certified organic
- Learn how to become a certified organic operation
- Read about organic enforcement activities
Organic Accreditation authorizes private, foreign, or state organizations to certify farms or processing facilities. Certifying agents are accredited by the USDA and are responsible for making sure USDA organic products meet all organic standards.
- Transitioning to Organic
- Transition to Organic Program Partnership
- Resources for Farmers and Operations
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