Defining organic ingredients
So, what does it mean if a product is labeled as made with organic ingredients? By federal definition, at least 70% of the product’s ingredients are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That doesn’t include salt or water. And, when you see a product labeled in this way, it can also contain up to 30% non-organic ingredients, as long as those ingredients are on the USDA’s National List.. Additionally, manufacturers must process each ingredient in a product containing organic ingredients without genetic engineering or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
If a product with organic ingredients meets the above criteria, that’s when you’ll find labels that say things like: “Made with organic almond and avocado oils.”