Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants.
Food labeling is one of the most important things to customers with so many food products labeled ‘organic’ or ‘Certified Organic’.
For a food product to be ‘organic’, it must be grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. The same approach applies for animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. They must be free from antibiotics or growth hormones.
‘Certified Organic’ is a registered trademark which has its own strict standard that has been approved by the government. It means the food or 100% of the ingredients in the product are organic. The strict standards of ‘Certified Organic’ provides a quality guarantee that the products are 100% organic. This ensures trust and reliability that what you are buying matches the product quality that it is claiming to be.