NOP reminder – ‘Certified By’ statement on labels


The USDA organic regulations require that packaged products include a statement similar to, “certified organic by (name of certifying agent that certified the handler of the finished product).” Specifically, this statement must be placed below the information identifying the handler

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NOP Certified Products & Nitrogen Gas for Packaging


Please be advised that ACO has looked into the use of nitrogen gas when packaging certified organic products that are under NOP certification. The USDA National Organic Program classifies nitrogen gas as a non-organic processing aid so packaging that is

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USDA NOP Requirements of Livestock Saleyards


It is important to note that where USDA organic animals are spelled and provided feed and water during transit, the spelling yard MUST be certified as a “handler” under USDA NOP regulations. Similar conditions apply to the handling of livestock

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Only organic hops for USDA


The United States’ National Organic Program (NOP) is no longer allowing conventional hops to be used in certified organic beverages. This means if you export to the States, or want to in future, you need to use certified organic hops

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NOP labelling update


The USDA organic regulations require that packaged products include a statement similar to: ‘certified organic by xxxx’ (name of certifying agent that certified the handler of the finished product). Specifically, this statement must be placed below the information identifying the

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