- JurisdictionUnited States
- Accreditation Organization:State of Rhode Island - Department of Environmental Management
The Plant Industry Section of the Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing administers the Rhode Island Organic Certification Program, by which qualified farms in the state are certified as producing products organically. Beginning in 1990, crops were certified by standards developed by the Rhode Island Organic Certification Committee. Since the USDA AMS National Organic Program (NOP) went into effect in October 2002, the DEM has been an accredited state certification agency certifying according to the NOP Standards. These federal regulations require that any raw or processed agricultural commodity or product, marketed for human or livestock consumption, which is sold, labeled or represented as "100% organic," "organic," or "made with organic" in the US must be produced and handled in accordance with the NOP Standards.