Natural and Organic Label Claims

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September 30, 2020 - Author:

Natural or organic label claims are used on food products to describe how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. Two government agencies oversee the production and labeling of food in the United States to ensure that label claims are truthful and not misleading. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for overseeing meat, poultry, egg products (not shell eggs) and catfish. The Food and Drug Administration regulates all other food products including shell eggs.

  • Natural, All Natural or 100% Natural
  • Organic
  • On-Farm Organic Production Practices

 

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Tags: agriculture, consumer info, food labels, labeling and regulation


Related Topic Areas

Organic Agriculture, Agriculture, Agriculture: Plants & Animals, Animal Agriculture


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