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Labeling of Pesticide Products under the National Organic Program (NOP)

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EPA has issued PR Notice 2003-1 Subject: Labeling of Pesticide Products under the National Organic Program (PDF) (12 pp, 95 K, about PDF)

This notice describes how registrants can obtain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of label language indicating that all ingredients (active and inert) in a pesticide product and all uses of that pesticide meet the criteria defined in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) Rule. This PR Notice provides an example of acceptable label language and the procedures for adding such identification to product labels. The information on the pesticide label will assist organic growers and those persons certifying organic production methods in knowing which pesticide products meet the requirements of the NOP Rule for use in organic agriculture. According to USDA’s rules, organic growers are required to rely on their certifier for compliance with the NOP (7 CFR Sections 205.400 - 406). Any label language on a pesticide product as described in this notice is to assist the grower and certifier. Label language on a pesticide product stating that the pesticide meets the NOP Rule criteria is not required for an organic producer to utilize a pesticide product which the producer and/or certifier ascertains meets the requirements of the NOP. Registrants of pesticide products are not required to add such NOP language to their products for the products to be used in organic agriculture. Use of products with NOP language does not modify the requirement that growers rely on their certifier for compliance with the NOP.

This notice provides guidance to pesticide registrants who may consider participation in this voluntary program.

EPA logo Recommended in PR Notice 2003-1

Attached for download is a copy of the logo EPA recommended in PR Notice 2003-1 on Labeling of Pesticide Products under the National Organic Program:

Logo with text:

For Organic Production logo with text

Logo without text

fop logo without text

For this logo without text right above, can you add the statement/text - "For Organic Gardening", using the same font as "for organic production."

Note: To download right click on the graphic and save the image.

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