Business Plan - Other Certifications
Organic certification is recognition that the composition and production of your product meets standards set by the Federal Government. To ensure the integrity of products labeled as organic the term Organic is federally regulated. A product cannot be labeled as Organic or bear the “Certified Organic” seals without first passing through a third-party certifier. This certifier will review your product and process to ensure that it meets standards, namely that no prohibited materials were used in production.
“Organic” can be a marketing tool by setting your product apart from others. Evaluate if it is worth the certification by visiting the links below.
- USDA Guide for Organic Processors
- 7 CFR 205.000 National Organic Program
- Northeast Organic Farming Association - offers one-on-one consultation and review of farm applications to certifier, can assist with state certification cost reimbursement program
- BayState Organic- Massachusetts Organic Certifiers