USDA - NOP (National Organic Program)
Certified in good standing since 2008
Our National Organic Program (NOP) follows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for the safe production of organic products. It integrates principles of HACCP, GMP, C-TPAT, COR and the European Union (EU) Organic program to ensure consistent, organic products.
NOP guidelines prohibit:
- The use of pesticides / petroleum-based fertilizers / sewage-sludge-based fertilizers
- Mixing organic and non-organic tea and herb products
- Organic products from coming into contact with prohibited substances
Annual audits ensure all processes are in order and documentation is up-to-date.
Metropolitan Tea is a USDA NOP Certified Organic Food Handler. (Certificate #150-2008)
For more, visit the United States Department of Agriculture.