Making “Natural” Claims? Proceed with Caution!

OneCert has become aware of some recent lawsuits targeting organic products that falsely make a “natural” claim. In recent years there have been many lawsuits and FTC complaints over the use of “all natural” or “100% natural claims” claims, when in fact, the product contains synthetic ingredients.  The FTC and FDA do not formally define […]

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Labelling of Products Imported into the USA from India

India’s National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) requires the manufacturer of an organic product to be identified on the product label. What does this mean for products destined for the United States? Products certified to the USDA organic standards must comply with USDA labeling requirements, which requires that the distributor be specified on the product […]

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The USDA’s Game-Changing Proposed Rule: Open for Comments

On August 5, 2020 the USDA released their “Strengthening Organic Enforcement” proposed rule, opening a 60 day public comment period. The changes are meant to improve organic oversight and to protect integrity in the organic supply chain. The proposal includes: Because the proposed changes are likely to have significant impacts on your certified operation and […]

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