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Organic Verification and Certification

The organic certification process was defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is monitored by the National Organic Program (NOP). Organic Certification is designed to certify every step of the organic chain, in strict accordance with NOP guidelines. From the land on which the product is grown, to the producers growing the product, from the post-harvest facilities preparing the product, to the processing and handling facilities transforming the product the certifying agents job is to verify that organic integrity is maintained.
 
OTA works closely with USDA, NOP, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and many OTA member certifiers to help ensure that your organic food is truly organic. 
 
From farm to fork, we all work together under USDA oversight. 
 

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