USDA Certified Organic

 

Organic CBD – Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic.

Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only approved substances.

What does it take for CBD to be USDA Certified Organic?

The USDA’s official policy is that “for hemp produced in the United States, only industrial hemp, produced in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill, as articulated in the Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp issued on August 12, 2016 by USDA, may be certified as organic, if produced in accordance with the USDA organic regulations.”

5 basic steps to become organically certified:

  1. First, the business must adopt organic practices.
  2. Next, after selecting a USDA accredited certifying agent, the business submits fees and an application to the agent.
  3. Once the agent reviews the information, the agent must confirm that the information is correct and complies with USDA organic regulations.
  4. The site is inspected by an on-site inspector.
  5. If everything is satisfactory the business is approved and given an organic certificate.

For more information regarding USDA regulations feel free to read the USDA website here - https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic