Reading Organic Labels
Any product labeled as organic in the U.S. must contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients produced to the U.S. National Organic Standards and be verified, inspected and certified by independent state or private organizations that have been accredited by the USDA.
100% Organic – Foods bearing this label are made with 100% organic ingredients and may display the USDA Organic seal.
Organic – These products contain at least 95-99% organic ingredients (by weight). The remaining ingredients are not available organically, but have been approved by the National Organic Program (NOP). These products may display the USDA Organic seal.
Made With Organic Ingredients – Food packaging that reads “Made With Organic Ingredients” must contain 70-94% organic ingredients. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal; instead, they may list up to three ingredients on the front of the packaging.
Other – Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may only list organic ingredients on the information panel of the packaging. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal.
Apple & Eve is proud to be a member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The OTA is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.