At the moment the USDA organic seal is only approved for products that meet their acceptable edible food standards. Organic certified products must be grown, produced and processed in accordance with the NOP standards and are certified by USDA accredited agents.

There are three different organic certifications in the United States: "100% organic", "Organic" and "Made with certified organic ingredients".

"100% Organic"


 "Organic Ingredients"

American organic certification standards





minimum of all ingredients are from organic farming (see product label / packaging)

      No genetic engineering or radiation in the production and processing of agricultural products.
      No synthetic ingredient.
      All other ingredients should be part of national positive list containing non-agricultural authorized substances and agricultural substances not available from organic farming or in sufficient quantity and quality.


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