Sourcing organic ingredients for NSF / ANSI 305


We’ve outlined a few NSF/ANSI 305 specific scenarios below. If you still have personal care product processing questions, our Help Center’s Understanding Organic Food Business Certification section applies to NSF/ANSI 305 certification.

How do I find organic ingredients for my NSF/ANSI 305 product?

You can use any organic ingredient certified to the USDA NOP or EU standards.

How do I verify an organic certificate?

Before you purchase ingredients for your product, confirm the validity of the organic certificate for each product or ingredient.

Transaction certificates can’t be used in place of a valid organic certificate.

Since organic certificates are issued by USDA NOP-accredited certifiers, start your certificate verification process with the USDA Organic Integrity Database. Once you’ve established which agency certifies your ingredient you can review the listed certifier’s website (or call the certifier directly). Always observe any additional requirements for imported organic products.

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