Organic Certification For Handlers & Processors

Forms: Manual and Applications for New Handlers (Processors)
Forms for Renewal Handlers (Processors)

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ON FARM PROCESSING

Farms that want to produce value added products labeled as 100% organic, organic, or made with organic ingredients must submit an Organic Handler Plan in addition to their Organic Farm Plan.  There is an On Farm Processing Plan for organic farms.  Contact Don Franczyk at (774) 872-5544 or email baystateorganic@earthlink.net to get the application forms for on farm processing.

BODY & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

Baystate Organic Certifiers accepts applications for certification of body care, personal care and cosmetic products to the standards of the National Organic Program as per the letter of 8/23/05 issued by the National Organic Program. Body care, personal care, and cosmetic applicants use the same forms as other organic processors. To read a text of the NOP's 8/23/05 letter see the NOP Program Handbook available on the ams.usda.gov website.   The letter is contained in the policy memo:  11-2 Certification of Agricultural Products that meet NOP standards.

If you have questions about personal care products call Duncan Cox at (978) 745-6207  or email him at dcox@baystateorganic.org.