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USDA Organic certification means that no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides have been used in the cultivation of hemp. It also ensures that farmers are using tillage and cultivation practices that maintain or improve the condition of the soil and minimize soil erosion
USDA Organic certification means that no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides have been used in the cultivation of hemp. It also ensures that farmers are using tillage and cultivation practices that maintain or improve the condition of the soil and minimize soil erosion. Obtaining USDA Organic certification can also help CBD brands enter retail channels by leveraging a positive environmental and sustainability story.
While not right for every brand, there are multiple benefits to obtaining USDA Organic certification. However, this process is most suitable for companies who are willing to invest the time, effort, and money required. The USDA Organic Seal is one of the most recognized certifications among US consumers as it provides another level of assurance to shoppers who may be concerned about the safety of CBD products.
Organic certification is typically a simple five-step process:
1. Organic processes are adopted and implemented, a USDA-accredited certifying agent is selected, and an application/fees are submitted.
2. The certifying agent reviews applications and practices to verify compliance.
3. On-site inspection of the operation is conducted.
4. The certifying agent reviews the application and inspection reports to determine compliance.
5. An organic certificate is issued.
Once certified, a farm or business must go through an annual review and inspection process to maintain certification.
Q: What is the cost associated with becoming certified organic?
A: As with all other types of certification, costs depend upon the size, type, and complexity of your operation. PJRFSI is happy to offer free certification quotes to give a more custom-tailored answer to this question.
Q: Is there a transition period?
A: Yes – no prohibited substances may have been used on land used for the production of raw organic materials within the past three years. If the three-year period has not been fulfilled, no claims of “organic” may be applied to the product, and USDA seals may not be used.
Q: Do I need to become certified organic?
A: According to the USDA, operations (farms, handlers, processors, etc.) that sell in excess of $5,000 worth of organic products per year, and vendors who handle (package, stock, etc.) and sell products online (not brick-and-mortar) or otherwise deliver organic products should all be certified.”
International organic certification may have additional requirements please see the USDA’s International Trade webpage for further information
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