From Mega-Trend to Mainstream
Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry that defines foods produced by methods with no synthetic inputs such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical food additives. To market foods as “organic,” many countries, including the U.S., E.U., Canada and Japan, require special certification of organic food producers to assure consumers that consistent standards are met.
Organic production in the U.S. is managed in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990. For labeling, Federal legislation defines three levels of organic foods with more than one ingredient—100%, 95%, and 70%. Varying rules apply on the use of the organic seals of the USDA and certifying agencies.
DairiConcepts is a leader in the production of formulated organic dairy ingredients, with major manufacturing plants certified by Oregon Tilth.