The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA ) has released a guide to help supplement manufacturers better understand how to comply with organic labeling requirements.

Produced with Quality Assurance International (QAI), an organic and glutenfree certifying agency, “Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Organic Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program (NOP), provides an overview of organic labeling categories and discusses manufacturing rules. It also discusses the organic certification process, common organic certification issues, production methods for allowed ingredients, and technical additives and processing aids.

Depending on the percentage of organic content in a product and the manufacturing methods used, products may bear one of four label designations: “100 percent organic”; “organic”; “made with organic (specific organic ingredients)”; or “some organic ingredients.” The guidance details the requirements for each labeling option and provides examples of correct labeling for each category. See AHPA News Release, September 4, 2013.