Steps to Submit Product Addition
Gather the necessary documents Organic Certifiers will need for our compliance review.
This includes, but is not limited to product listing, product formula, spec sheets, current organic supplier certificates, non-organic ingredient affidavits, (etc.). View Blank Forms here.
Respond to any additional requests for more information if contacted by your Certification Specialist (as needed).
Receive a copy of your Organic Certificate with the new product listed (if approved).
Prepare for a successful submission...
Organic Claims Explained
100% Organic: All ingredients must be certified 100% Organic (and processing aids must be certified Organic) and no non-organic agricultural ingredients can be used (excluding water/salt).
Organic: >95% of the ingredients, by weight or fluid volume, must be certified Organic or 100% Organic. The remaining <5% of ingredients must be on the National List, either regulation 205.605 or 205.606.
Made with Organic (specified ingredients): >70% of the ingredients, by weight or fluid volume, must be certified Organic or 100% Organic. The remaining <30% may be non-organic agricultural ingredients and/or must be listed in 205.605, per the NOP’s definition and parameters and approved by Organic Certifiers. Cannot display USDA Organic Seal on label.
Review The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances by clicking here.
Documentation required for additions greatly depends on specific scope/process. Review parameters below and feel free to download and use the checklist here. Upon review, additional information or documentation may be requested by Organic Certifiers.
Product Documentation (Minimum) Requirements
Contact your Certification Specialist directly or call our main line at 805-684-6494.
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