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USDA Certified BioBased

USDA Certified BioBased logo

USDA BioBased is a federally administered and run label that is based on the BioPreferred program created by the 2002 US Farm Bill to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The 2008 Farm Bill (Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) expanded the existing preferred purchasing program for federal sector and reauthorized the voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing of biobased products.

The label - as a distinct logo to be found on products was recently launched.

Many different product categories will have a USDA biopreferred designation, from diesel fuel additives to multi-purpose cleaners.

Learn more: USDA Certified BioBased websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with USDA Certified BioBased's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

USDA

Member of

Unknown

Type

Government

Also manages

None.


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Year ecolabel est. 2010

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Cleaning products Electronics Food Forest products / Paper Health care services & equipment Appliances Machinery & Equipment Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012