“Certified Organic” allows a farm or processing facility to sell, label, and represent their products as organic. The organic brand provides consumers with more choices in the marketplace. The USDA protects consumer options by protecting the organic seal.
Certified organic foods are produced according to federal standards set by the USDA National Organic Program . Organic standards address many factors: soil quality, animal raising, pest and weed control, and use of input materials. Materials approved for and prohibited from organic production can be found on the National List. Any organic operation violating the USDA organic regulations faces enforcement actions, which can include financial penalties or suspension/revocation of their organic certificate.
“Our farms are Certified Organic by USDA accredited certification agency CCOF”
Crops are ORGANIC when they are grown on a piece of land without any non-organic material applied to the land for the past three years. Every year, a certified organic farm is inspected by a third-party certifier who walks the fields, reviews information and other records to verify than an organic farm is only using materials permitted by the National Organic Program’s standards. Expo Fresh fields are certified organic by CCOF, a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion.
“The Organic Seal: Recognition of our commitment”
For more information visit: https://www.ccof.org/
“Our growers ensure that soil is healthy and in optimal condition”
In addition to annual inspections, Expo Fresh takes an active part in conducting inspections to the organic fields. Our grower’s best practices mirror the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. Expo Fresh offers organic strawberries, blueberries, and grape tomatoes.