Organic foods and beverages continue to be a growing, high margin category in almost every retail store. Many of our customers are in this product category and we love to help them with labels. There are, however, many additional tricks and traps required when you want to claim ‘organic’ status for your product. The links below provide many helpful examples and resources for you.
In 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the regulations relating to the National Organic Program (NOP) at 7 CFR Part 205. These rules provide new standards for the production, handling, processing, labeling, and marketing of products labeled with organic claims. While these rules were not written or implemented by TTB, they do apply to alcohol beverages. For this reason, TTB has worked closely with USDA to ensure that the alcohol beverage industry has current and accurate information regarding organic claims on labels.
Organic Labeling Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Labeling Organic Wine (sample labels)
- Labeling Organic Malt Beverages (sample labels)
- Labeling Organic Distilled Spirits (sample labels
Label approvals and legal requirements are always the responsibility of the customer — we don’t provide legal advice, but we can provide resources, examples, and experience to help you through the process. Please call us today to see if we can help you navigate this area and bring your products to market with a beautiful, legal label. We look forward to helping you.