What Factors Make a Treat Organic?

What Factors Make a Treat Organic?

Pets are often picky eaters, as are their owners. Pet owners want to give their pets the best of the best, and that includes healthy food options. At Dr. Becker's Bites, we understand this and only want the best for your pets as well. That's why we offer a variety of organic meat treats that are free of antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, and more. But you may read all of that and still be wondering, "What exactly makes something organic?" Keep reading to find out and contact us with any questions!


Approved Methods

Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. These methods include guidelines for how farmers and processors must grow, handle, and store organic food. Using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers is not allowed, and neither is irradiation, sewage sludge, or genetic engineering. With organic dog treats from Dr. Becker's Bites, you can be sure your pet is getting the best of the best!


Adherence to Standards

Products that are labeled as organic must meet strict government standards. In the United States, these standards are set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To be able to use the organic label, farmers and processors must follow all of the rules that are outlined in the USDA organic regulations. These rules cover everything from how the food is grown to how it can be processed and packaged. Our organic dog training treats meet all of these USDA guidelines so you can be confident that your pet is getting a healthy, organic treat!


Certified by a USDA-Accredited Certifying Agent


All organic farmers and processors must be certified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent. This agent makes sure that the farmer or processor is following all of the USDA organic rules. The certifying agent also inspects the farm or processing facility and reviews the farmer's or processor's organic plan. The agent then decides if the farm or facility can be certified organic.


The "USDA Organic" Seal

If a product has the USDA organic seal, it means that it has been certified organic and meets all of the USDA organic standards. The organic seal is voluntary, but most organic farmers and processors choose to use it because it lets consumers know that their product is organic. For example, someone looking for organic cat treats would be able to easily spot our treats that have the USDA organic seal.

Now that you know more about what it takes to make a treat organic, be sure to check out our selection of organic dog treats and organic cat treats! With a vast selection of organic bites that meet all USDA standards, you're sure to find the perfect treat for your pet. As always, contact us with any questions!
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