What non-organic ingredients can I use in my product labeled “Made with Organic (specific ingredients)?”

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Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Products labeled “Made with organic…” may contain up to 30% non-organic ingredients. Non-organic ingredients must either be agricultural or on section 205.605 of the National List. Any nonagricultural ingredient or processing aid that does not appear on section 205.605 is prohibited in all organic products, including those labeled as “Made with organic…” Section 205.606 of the National List does not apply to products that are eligible for a “Made with organic…” label claim so products in this category may use any agricultural ingredient, even if it does not appear on 205.606. If a 205.606 material is in use in a “Made with organic…” product, commercial unavailability of an organic version is not required.

CCOF has compiled a comprehensive labeling and composition guide which details each label category and the specific requirements for composition.