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Issue Brief: Organic Food Labeling

posted on Tue, Mar 12 2019 11:49 am by The Network for Public Health Law

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the National Organics Program (NOP), which dictates the production and handling standards for food that is marketed as organic. The NOP also establishes a national standard regarding the use of the term “organic” in food labeling. This issue brief outlines the four permissible uses of the term as they relate to the percent of organic ingredients included in the food product.

View/download the Issue Brief.