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Certification

           

 
We are proud to be a USDA certified

 

Dr. Ruba organics products are USDA certified.

The USDA’s NOP organic standard is the most recognized organic certification program in North America, and sets the benchmark for high quality and sustainable agriculture-based products.

USDA ORGANIC certification is a qualification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products including personal health care products.

 The USDA has very strict regulations that must meet the NOP (USDA's National Organic Program) standards, which includes the following:

  • Ingredients that are free from synthetic chemicals: fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics or food additives or genetically modified organisms (GMO)

  • Ingredients grown on farmland that has been free from chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers...etc.) for at least three years

  • Keeping detailed written production and sales records (audit trail)

  • Maintaining strict physical separation of certified organic products and non-certified

  • Undergo periodic on-site inspections where organic products are grown, harvested, processed or manufactured 

The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) assure consumers that the organic agricultural products they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to consistent national organic standards.

 

The labeling requirements of the NOP apply to raw, fresh products and processed products that contain organic agricultural ingredients. Agricultural products that are sold, labelled, or represented as organic must be produced and processed in accordance with the NOP standards:​

  • 100% Organic—Foods bearing this label are made with 100% organic ingredients* and may display the USDA ORGANIC seal. 

  • Organic—These products contain at least 95–99% organic ingredients (by weight). The remaining ingredients are not available organically but have been approved by the NOP. These products may display the USDA ORGANIC seal.

  • Made with Organic Ingredients—Food packaging that reads "Made With Organic Ingredients" must contain 70–94% organic ingredients. These products will not bear the USDA ORGANIC seal; instead, they may list up to three ingredients on the front of the packaging.

  • Other—Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may only list organic ingredients on the information panel of the packaging. These products will not bear the USDA ORGANIC seal.

​*Salt and water are not included.