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USDA Organic SealOrganic certification helps your hemp and CBD products stand out. Quality Assurance International (QAI), one of the leading organic certification agencies, helps hemp growers, processors and manufacturers assure quality throughout the supply chain, building trust and transparency for consumers. QAI provides USDA organic certification to a wide range of crops and products at every stage of production. We certify hemp crops and products containing hemp-derived CBD.

QAI has been certifying legally imported hemp and products containing hemp as organic since 2014 and began offering organic certification of U.S.-grown hemp and hemp-derived products in August 2019. A pioneering organic certifying agent, QAI offers more than 30 years of industry-leading technical expertise, dedicated client support, competitive costs and a widely recognized certification mark.

Benefits of Organic Certification for Hemp:

  • Access to the growing organic market, fueled by strong consumer demand
  • Research showing organic’s benefits to health and environment
  • Marketing advantage of widely recognized USDA organic seal
  • Avoidance of toxic agricultural chemical use
  • Improved soil health and biodiversity

Source: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service

“The USDA organic seal is a well-respected identifier for authentic, high-quality organic products by consumers and can provide them with more confidence in hemp-derived CBD products. It verifies the importance and traceability of organic hemp farming and manufacturing, as well as using other certified-organic natural ingredients in finished products.”

- Tim Drennan, Chief Science Officer, MYKU Biosciences, manufacturer of hemp products

Learn more about organic certification

Other Hemp Certification and Testing Services

The organic certifying agent QAI and its parent company NSF International provide the following services to manufacturers and marketers of products containing hemp or hemp-derived CBD:

  • NSF’s non-GMO certification
  • NSF’s gluten-free certification
  • Contents Certified product certification
  • GMP registration
Learn more about certification requirements