USDA Organic Certification
The USDA organic certification is a label you find in many food and supplement products in the marketplace. In the natural supplement space, many products are composed of organic ingredients and can use the label to help sell the product. With proper approval,
The USDA has strict standards for what products can be called organic. Produce can be called organic if it has been harvested using soil that did not contain substances such as pesticides and insecticides within the last three years. There are some exceptions when it comes to non-agricultural ingredients but for the most part, the focus is on goods grown without harmful chemicals.
The USDA organic certification comes directly from the federal agency. As such, consumers understand that it is an official certification that proves that the product is truly organic. This is a great way to help market a product that is targeting a health-minded audience.
Since this certification has become commonplace, consumers now look for this label when shopping for food and supplement products. This makes it ideal to get the certification if you intend on selling a high-quality product. To have your product become certified, there is a process that you can follow.
You can work with a USDA-accredited certifier to get your product reviewed. The great thing about this process is that the certification can be done outside of the USA. This means that if you are sourcing a product or ingredient from out of the country, you can still get the product certified as USDA organic.
It also helps to source from farms and businesses that already have the USDA organic accreditation. For supplements, some private label products may be designed with the USDA organic label.