Many non-food products can bear the label WITHOUT any regulation
- The USDA doesn't regulate the use of the term 'organic' for many items, unless they're made entirely from food or agriculture products
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
It's a little known fact that the USDA doesn't regulate the use of the term 'organic' for any of such products, unless they're made entirely from food or agriculture products overseen by its National Organic Program.
Companies, therefore, can brand their non-food products as ‘organic’ with little USDA oversight as long as they don't use the USDA organic seal or certification.
When it comes to personal care products, clothing, bed linen or even some gardening products, a shopper's only way to be sure they are really buying organic, is do his or her own research.
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