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What is the difference between 100% Organic vs. Organic?

There are three levels of organic certification according to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). A label of 100% Organic means that all of the ingredients (without including water and salt) are completely, 100% organic. An “organic” label is given to any product that has a minimum of 95% organic content by weight. These products can contain a small amount of natural preservative or processing aids that exclude them from the 100% organic label. However, these trace ingredients must comply with the USDA’s list of approved ingredients allowed for use in organic products. The third label is “Made with organic…” and applies to products with a minimum of 70% organic content by weight. Any non-certified organic ingredients are also required to be compliant with the USDA’s list of approved ingredients to qualify as “Made with organic…” According to the USDA, anything less than 70% organic content cannot use the term “organic” on labels or in marketing. However, some companies will incorrectly apply this term to their products despite not having the correct certification. The best way to avoid incorrectly labeled products is to make sure that the company is certified through the USDA.

Made with Organic Organic 100% Organic
The product has a minimum of 70% organic content by weight The product has a minimum of 95% organic content by weight All ingredients (not including water and salt) are 100% organic according to the USDA’s standards
Non-organic ingredients must comply with the USDA’s list of approved ingredients allowed for use in organic products Non-organic ingredients must comply with the USDA’s list of approved ingredients allowed for use in organic products