Woodstock Farms Organic Thompson Raisins
Woodstock Farms Organic Thompson Raisins, 16 oz (454 g) by WOODSTOCK FARMS | 042563008123 Woodstock Farms Organic Thompson Raisins
is food the way nature intended! Made from your favorite white grapes, these raisins were grown free of artificial chemicals. Woodstock Farms products do not contain artificial preservatives. Natural preservatives are used. Are Woodstock Farms(R) products certified organic?
Many Woodstock Farms products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International and are 95% organic or more. What is the difference between organic and natural?
The term organic refers to a specific farming method where no artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used in production. Depending on the crop, it can be slightly to very much more expensive to produce this way. Organic farms are certified annually by USDA authorized third party certifiers.
Natural means different things in different product categories. In meat, it means no hormones or antibiotics are used. In other products, it may mean minimally processed without added artificial chemicals. What does "organic" mean?
Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones and are fed on organic feed or pasture.
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified too.
Made in a plant that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat (Gluten) and milk products.