National Organic Program (NOP) Updated:01/2015

What is organic?

Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used. Consumer Information.

Our Mission

Ensuring the integrity of USDA organic products in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Organic Standards

Regulations and guidance on certification, production, handling, and labeling of USDA organic products. Learn more.

National Organic Standards Board

Members of the organic community appointed to advise USDA on substances and other regulatory topics. Learn more.

Organic Certification & Accreditation

Third-party agents around the world certify operations to USDA organic standards. Learn more.

Compliance & Enforcement

Protecting integrity of USDA organic products through enforcement actions for non-compliance. Learn more.

News and Outreach

Notifying the public on policy changes and other USDA resources to support organic agriculture.


Contact National Organic Program (NOP)

 

Contact National Organic Program (NOP)

Miles McEvoy
Deputy Administrator
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2648-South, Stop 0268
Washington, DC  20250-0268
Phone: (202) 720-3252
Fax: (202) 260-9151


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