If you're producing a product that is organic, it's important to understand the difference between organic and certified USDA organic.
The USDA certification is regulated under the National Organic Program or NOP. The primary difference between organic and certified USDA organic relates to who is making the claim and if there is paperwork provided (by the right people) to back that organic statement up.
In this discussion, we'll first review a definition of organic vs. certified USDA organic. Then we'll look at a good example of these definitions from close to home. Last, we'll talk about how this definition affects the labeling of your products.
This discussion is ideal for new food brands and organic manufacturers.Continue Reading