United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA is committed to helping organic agriculture grow and thrive. USDA has strengthened its oversight of organic products, using methods such as inspections and residue testing to ensure the integrity of organic products from farm to market. The National Organic Program (NOP) is owned by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). Whereas in India, it is managed by National Accreditation Body (NAB), APEDA, as an accreditation body. It is a public standard. NOP develops the rules & regulations for the production, handling, labeling, and enforcement of all USDA organic products. USDA Organic Regulations include all USDA organic standards, including prohibited practices, requirements, and the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.