Many consumers wish to know weather the food they eat is organic. Before companies are allowed to label their products as Organic they must go through an inspection process by the USDA. If approved they can display the official green and white logo on their products. Some of the factors required for approval are:
- If Product is labeled as 100% organic it must only contain ingredients and processing aids that in turn are organic. (salt and water ingredients are except from this).
- If Product is just labeled as “organic” at at least 95% of its ingredients must be organically produced (salt and water ingredients are exempt from this).
- If Product is labeled “made with organic ingredients” it must have been made with at least 70% organic ingredients and must list these ingredients on the principle display panel.