4 Benefits Of Having An Organic Food Certified Product

4 Benefits Of Having An Organic Food Certified Product

4 Benefits Of Having An Organic Food Certified Product

You just got your new product finished, you got your Schedule Process, and now you’re ready to get your product to mainstream markets and supermarkets. But then your wondering should you get your product organic food certified or not. But let me tell you this first, not all products need an organic food certification. You have to use your best judgment. To decide that question first we need to talk about some of the benefits of having an organic food certified product will provide.

1. Increase Brand Awareness

Once you get your product approved, as an organic certified product, you are permitted to use the USDA Organic logol that you can put on your product labels. With increased demands of organic foods by consumers and retailers these days it allows you to capitalize on this organic growth movement. Having your organic food certified gives you the opportunity to get your product exposure to a new set of locations and customers that are not too familiar with your brand. Brand awareness is important for any business to consider because it helps with marketing your business and your products. Having your product certified organic can help garner some attraction to some of your older products that haven’t been getting conversions.

2. Acceptance To More Markets

Now that your product has been certified it has the potential to open more doors than you have previously experienced. There are some markets and stores out there that will only sell organic products. For example, you would normally see a local health food shop featuring their top organic food certified products. So basically if you would like to be accepted into some of the smaller or local organic markets having an organic certified product might be your ticket into those places. 

3. More Revenue

Of course, every business wants to be successful and make money. And to do that you have to get your product to bring in sales. Without sales you are not going to be able to expand your business. But how does getting your organic food certified help you generate sales? Well think about it like this, have you ever been to Whole Foods Supermarket before? Did you ever notice how organic foods are more expensive than regular food? Which means you can price your products higher because it is organic certified. Some people only buy and eat organic food so that’s added bonus insentive get your organic certification. There are many opportunities to make a good amount of money in this industry.

4. Organic Food Certified Trust

Some people are very picky about what they put into their bodies. And some people take their health very seriously. Customers like that are more likely to buy your product if it’s organic. Right now the organic lifestyle is trending upwards. People are trusting in brands that are marked as certified organic more and more. So there are positive possibilities and potential benefits for business growth and success in this industry.

In a world where product reputation is extremely important. You should always strive to produce the best versions of your products. Just because you have a certified organic product does not mean you get a pass to create bad products. Your customers are putting their trust into you and your product because you put that organic certified seal on your product. You can’t claim your product is organic if when it’s not. You can land yourself in some serious trouble doing that. Think about it’s always harder to rebuild a good reputation once you’ve lost it.

Like I mentioned before, you might not need to get your product organic certified. And having an organic certification does not mean your guaranteed anything? Do your research and concentrate on making your product the best that it can be for worrying about any certifications.

Of course, when you’re ready for your organic certification you can contact us at Organic Food Incubator to help you get it started. Contact us HERE! 

Continue Reading: Where To Start? How To Start Producing And Selling Your Product!



Filing A Scheduled Process

Filing A Scheduled Process

For most shelf-stable fluid products it is necessary to obtain a Scheduled Process prior to processing.

A scheduled process is your recipe and procedure, which has been review and edited by a recognized process authority. With very few exceptions, if you are making a product that is fluid and shelf-stable, you will be required to have a scheduled process.

The FDA regulates the production of food and requires that the scheduled process be registered with the FDA.

The links below will take you to some recognized process authorities:

Food Science New England – – Fred Jewett – fred.fsne@gmail.com

NorthEast Labs 

Cornell University

University of Maine

North Carolina State University   or NCSU Filing Page 

To obtain a scheduled process, you will submit:

  1. Your recipe. Each ingredient must be measured by weight (pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms). Choose one unit of measure stick with it.
  2. Your method. This is the production steps.

The scheduled process is formal document and must be followed exactly, by you or by your co-packer.

You may do this yourself, or we will do it for you. The advantage of using our services is that we have filed many processes and understand the pitfalls that slow the process. We are normally able to have the process approved faster with less difficulty. We review your process and offer suggestions to help speed you on your way to production.

It is to your advantage to streamline the process and allow for as many variables as possible.  For example, if you make 5 fl oz bottles, but you think maybe in the future, you want to make half gallons, ask the process authority to write it for “4 fl oz up to 128 fl oz”

You may also ask them to write statements such as “Water maybe added to thin the product to the correct consistency” or “Vinegar maybe added to adjust pH”

If it is not on the document, you are prohibited from making adjustments without permission.

It is also important for you to know how many gallons of product (this is a unit of volume) or unit of product produced by this quantity.

The process authority will make adjustments to your recipe and procedure to insure that it can be safely held at room temperature. This may include the addition of acid, salt, sugar or other additives to create the correct pH or water activity.

Do not be afraid to question the additions if you think that it will change the flavor or texture of the product. There may be other options.

Once you have your scheduled process, you are ready to go into production and can safely make a shelf stable product.