Clover products have been certified by a USDA organic certifying agency since 2000. Our certifying agency is QCS. The USDA National Organic Program and the Organic Foods Production Act is intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to be consistent with national organic standards.
Clover has been certified organic since 2000. That means that USDA’s National Organic Program regulates the standards for our farms that produce dairy products for us ensuring that they are organically produced. For Clover, being certified organic means that the land that the farms have their animals on must only use USDA approved herbicides and pesticides for three years prior to the organic cows grazing on the land. The cows must be fed an organic diet and treated holistically—no use of antibiotics or other medications to treat illness for 1 year prior to the cow being milked as an organic cow for the first time.
For more information go to: http://www.usda.gov/