CERTIFIED ORGANIC = HEALTHY
3 Significant Differences Between Organic and Certified Organic
ORGANIC / NATURAL
NO Pesticides (7yrs+), NO Fertilizers, NO GMO, NO Synthetic Chemicals
Allows Pesticides, Fertilizers, GMO and Synthetic Chemicals
NO Chemical additives, NOP Regulated Process
Allows Chemical additives, Process Not Regulated
Only USDA Approved 95-100% Organic Ingredients Allowed
All Ingredients Allowed, Including Toxic Chemicals
USDA Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products, including personal health care products.
ORGANIKO LABS is USDA Certified to produce Certified Organic Skincare products. The USDA was selected due to its strictest regulations and that must meet the NOP (USDA's National Organic Program) standards, which includes the following:
Ingredients that are free from synthetic chemicals: fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics or food additives or genetically modified organisms (GMO);
Ingredients grown on farmland that has been free from chemicals for at least three years;
keeping detailed written production and sales records (audit trail);
Maintaining strict physical separation of certified organic products;
Undergoing periodic on-site inspections where organic products are manufactured.
The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) assure consumers that the organic agricultural products they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to consistent national organic standards. The labelling requirements of the NOP apply to raw, fresh products and processed products that contain organic agricultural ingredients. Agricultural products that are sold, labelled, or represented as organic must be produced and processed in accordance with the NOP standards.
100% Organic—Foods bearing this label are made with 100% organic ingredients* and may display the USDA Organic seal.
Organic—These products contain at least 95–99% organic ingredients (by weight). The remaining ingredients are not available organically but have been approved by the NOP. These products may display the USDA Organic seal.
Made with Organic Ingredients—Food packaging that reads "Made With Organic Ingredients" must contain 70–94% organic ingredients. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal; instead, they may list up to three ingredients on the front of the packaging.
Other—Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may only list organic ingredients on the information panel of the packaging. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal.
ORGANIKO LABS has achieved USDA certification through Pro-Cert.
Pro-Cert certifies some 1,700 organic producers, processors, handlers and traders in Canada and the US.
Pro-Cert's certification scope grew from certification to its own standard to certification via appropriate accreditation to:
1. the Canadian Organic Standards and Product Regulations;
2. the EC Regulation 834/07 and 889/08;
3. the USDA National Organic Program;
4. The Quebec Organic Reference Standards;
5. MAFF (JAS) Regulations.
*Salt and water are not included.
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