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Texas Certified Organically Produced

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Under the Organic Certification Program, TDA inspects and certifies organic farms as well as processors, distributors and retailers of organic food and fiber. To be certified, all must comply with organic growing and handling standards established by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). In exchange for this compliance, participants may use a marketing logo identifying their products as certified organic. The department also helps certified businesses market their products by promoting Texas-certified organic food and fiber.

Learn more: Texas Certified Organically Produced websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Texas Certified Organically Produced's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Texas Department of Agriculture

Member of

Other

Type

Government

Also manages

None.

Member of: The Texas Department of Agriculture is accredited by the USDA AMS National Organic Program as a Certifying Agent for the scope of crops, livestock and handling.


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

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  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1988

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Food Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012