Labeling farm products for wholesale

Do non-retail containers (like a container of wholesale packaged products) need to be labeled?

Yes. All non-retail containers (aka, “master cases”) that ship or store any raw or processed agricultural products that are represented as “100 percent organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic (ingredients or food groups)” must be labeled.

What is needed on container labels?

Labels only need to include the production lot number (if applicable). However, you may choose to display organic labeling information on the outside of a non-retail container. Information can include: the USDA organic seal, certifier seal or name, and any special handling instructions for following organic requirements.

How do containers (labels) get recorded for tracebacks?

All harvest bins, storage containers and non-retail container information must match up with your own records for inspections and traceback audits.

Do you have a labeling guide or examples?

Check out the USDA’s Retail and Wholesale Labeling for Farms for Farms for examples of wholesale, non-retail labels and more explanations.

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