What does it mean when dairy products are certified as organic?
A producer is certified when he or she meets requirements or rules. When a product is certified organic, it means that it has been grown or made according to strict rules. It takes three years of testing land and soil to be certified as organic. Cows are tested for one year. Organic food production is based on farming practices that protect the environment and do not use any chemicals. Organic milk has the same nutrients as regular milk.