Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI)
OMRI is a voluntary program that offers manufacturers an independent and confidential review of their products to assure compliance with organic standards. More than just a look at the label, OMRI review includes ingredient verification and evaluation of the manufacturing process to ensure that OMRI Listed products are made without prohibited substances. Manufacturers like Grower's Secret show their commitment to organics by voluntarily applying and submitting all of the necessary product information, along with full payment in advance. As a result, farmers and producers recognize and rely on OMRI and the OMRI seal to help protect the integrity of their organic systems, and the OMRI seal helps simplify organic buying options for home gardeners by indicating which products have been reviewed and approved for organic growing. OMRI Listed® products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program.
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
CDFA’s Organic Program is responsible for enforcement of the federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and the California Organic Products Act of 2003. These laws protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors, and retailers by establishing standards under which products may be labeled and/or sold as organic.