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  • Certified Organic Flavors Requirements: What You Need To Know

    In December 2019, The National Organic Program finalized their ruling that amends the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The rule now dictates that certified organic flavors must be used in organic products when commercially available. What does that mean for manufacturers? Here’s a breakdown of the terminology, the ruling, its requirements and how those can be met:

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  • EPA Relaxes Pesticide Regulations - Organic Standards Stay Strong

    While we are all focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is relaxing its approval process for new pesticides, among 95 other environmental roll backs by the current administration. Now that the “protect” in EPA seems to have been dismantled, consumers need to protect their own health by purchasing organic foods and demanding transparency in our food supply.

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  • Organic Fraud Prevention

    The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recently launched Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions, an industry-wide program aimed at strengthening the integrity of the organic supply chain. The program requires training, organic fraud vulnerability assessments and the development of organic fraud prevention plans.

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  • GMO Labeling - USDA Rule Published

    On December 21, 2018 the USDA released the disclosure standards for GMO food labeling. It was not a happy day for those of us who want transparency in our food supply and full disclosure of genetically modified ingredients.

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  • The Rules of Organic Food Processing

    Organic Food Processing Q&A

    People often don’t realize that organic rules do not stop at the farm level but go all the way through to the finished product. In this article we will answer some of the common questions about organic food processing.

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  • True Cost of Food: Embracing Sustainable Sourcing

    True Cost AccountingLet’s say you’re a buyer in a large company in the food industry. You’ve heard the industry buzzwords lately – “sustainability” “authenticity” “transparency” and you have just started trying to incorporate it into your business practices. Right now, you’re looking for a new source for sugar. You have a few directions you could go...

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  • Biodiversity & Cane Sugar: New Website Shows it All

    Deer in the Sugar Cane

    To celebrate their success with protecting and promoting biodiversity, the Native Green Cane Project recently launched a new website showing the species that now live in and around the project! If you already incorporate Native organic cane sugar in your products, thank you for your support of this unique project, and feel free to share this great success story with your consumers...

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  • 9 Organic Facts for a Successful Earth Day Message

    Increasingly, as scientific research shows the benefits of organic food and farming, market studies find a rising demand for organic products. Coincidence? We think not. Surveys show that consumers want more information about their food – they're looking for your sustainability story and what better time to share your story than Earth Day?

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  • 4 Categories of Organic Product Labels

    Use of the word “organic" is regulated in the United States and is backed by federal standards so product labeling is strictly controlled. The word cannot appear on packaging without certification according to requirements set up by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) and monitored by the National Organic Program (NOP). Once certified, there are four different categories of organic products that can be marketed to consumers...

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