All food that bears the USDA organic seal has been grown and produced in accordance with the USDA’s organic standards (or equivalent*) and certified by an accredited certifying agency, regardless of where in the world it was grown. Earthbound Farm’s certifying agency is California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program. Anything sold under the Earthbound Farm name must be certified organic by CCOF and is always labeled with country of origin.
*The United States has negotiated equivalecy agreements with several nations, including Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland. The equivalency negotiation is a rigorous process, which includes standards assessments, program reviews, and technical discussions. Under these agreements, certified organic product from the US may be marketed as organic in these foreign markets. Likewise certified organic product from these nations may be sold in the United States.
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