USDA National Organic Standards

USDA National Organic Standards

Buying organic meat means the consumer can be certain the meat was raised and processed according to strict organic production and handling standards and certified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent. Among the 100% Organic USDA Label Standards are the following:

    • All ingredients must be 100% organically produced
    • 100% organic feed is required
    • No growth hormones are allowed
    • No genetically modified feeds are allowed
    • No animal by-products of any form allowed in feed
  • No antibiotics are allowed
  • Restrictions on pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • No genetic engineering methods, ionizing radiation or sewage sludge for fertilization
  • No synthetic chemicals, artificial preservatives or harmful additives such as sodium nitrite allowed in processing
  • Annual inspection of producers and processors required for maintaining certification
  • Third party assessment required

These standards ensure that when you buy organic meat from Rocky Mountain Organic Meats, you can be confident in knowing exactly what you are buying and where it came from. At Rocky Mountain Organic Meats, we know where our cattle have been from birth to delivery of your order. In fact, not only do we know who raises our cattle, you can too. Visit our producer page for more information.

For more information on USDA National Organic Standards, click on the Organic Seal!

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