USDA Updates “Organic” Label Regulations

This marks the largest update to food labels since the legislation was introduced in 1990.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its regulations for foods labeled as “organic” on Thursday. The organic food label was first introduced in 1990, but has not been updated since. Several fraud schemes have been exposed in recent days for selling products labeled as “organic” that did not actually meet the USDA’s regulations, defrauding buyers of more than $46 million.

“Protecting and growing the organic sector and the trusted USDA organic seal is a key part of the USDA Food Systems Transformation initiative,” said Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt. “The Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule is the biggest update to the organic regulations since the original Act in 1990, providing a significant increase in oversight and enforcement authority to reinforce the trust of consumers, farmers, and those transitioning to organic production.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Moffitt as she oversees marketing and regulation for the USDA.
  • That these updated guidelines will help ensure the integrity of organic products in the U.S.
  • For the president and administration officials as they tackle the many details of food sales in the United States.

Sources: The Hill


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