USDA: United State Department of Agriculture Certification
Whether in the United States or in foreign countries, farms have to comply to USDA’s organic regulations before being labeled certified organic. They have to submit and proceed to rigorous paperwork and inspections as well as proof of soil and location facilities being free of all substances barred by the Program. Such programs and certifications are needed to assure quality and prevent fraud. For the consumers, a “certified organic” label serves as a product assurance that what they are eating is safer and protected from artificial and synthetic chemicals. While different countries adhere to other guidelines, with this label we know the products we consume, are compliant with our own country’s organic specifications.