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Finding the Truth in Labels

Labels compete for your attention at the grocery store. Learn which claims are backed up by federal regulations–and which are just greenwashing.

What does it mean?

Here are a few words product labels love to use:


Must contain at least 95% organic ingredients and meet USDA organic production, handling, and labeling standards.

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Why you can trust organic

“Organic” is the most highly-regulated food label in the U.S.


CCOF and other organic certifiers ensure that organic businesses stay up to federal USDA organic standards.


This includes operating free of prohibited fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, improving natural resources such as soil and water, animal and worker welfare, safe product handling, and more.

Other Certifications to Trust

CCOF offers multiple certifications that meet high standards.


CCOF offers certifications beyond organic. We certify two Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety certifications for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance; GLOBALG.A.P. and PrimusGFS. We also certify Grass-Fed organic livestock, as well as offer a Regenerative Organic Certified® Program. For California cannabis growers, we offer OCal certification under a comparable-to-organic program.