Organic Certification

June 29th, 2022

Are the organic foods you are buying certified? Do they need to be?

 

Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc.

Are the organic foods you are buying certified? Do they need to be?

As many more small farms continue to evolve with specialized offerings that make it to our grocers’ shelves, it is more important than ever that your buyers make sure to check for the proper certifications as they expand their sourced locally initiatives.

An Organic Certification is given by National Organic Program (NOP) which is a USDA accredited agent. Each of these certifying agents is authorized to issue an Organic Certificate to operations that comply with the USDA organic regulations. The NOP is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. They are responsible for developing national standards for organically produced agricultural products. The standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards.

If you’d like to learn more about how SafeSourcing can assist in properly helping to ensure your suppliers are adhering to all organic or safe food standards, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services associate.

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