“Organic” refers to the handling and processing of ingredients and products. Pet foods and pet treats must comply with the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) regulations (7 CFR 205). These regulations cover:
- ingredient sourcing
- ingredient handling
- labeling & certification of products wanting to use the word “organic” in their labeling
NOTE: “Organic” refers to the processing of a product, not the quality of the product.