CERTIFIER: A Bee Organic (ABO)

WEB SITE abeeorganic.com
NOP INFORMATION organic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=1
HEADQUARTERS CO
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONS AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV
ACCREDITED SCOPES CROPS, HANDLING, LIVESTOCK, WILD CROPS

ABO openly certifies hydroponic operations, despite language in the organic regulations requiring soil. This certifier was not transparent enough to participate in our study.

The company Where Food Comes From Inc (WFCF) acquired organic certification agency A Bee Organic in May 2017. WFCF also has another other organic certification division: International Certification Services (ICS).

CERTIFIER STANDING: Undermining the true meaning of organics

Criteria Comments
Hydroponic Details Openly certifies hydroponic operations.
Material Review Unconfirmed
Fee Structure See website for more information.
Inspectors Unconfirmed
Imports Unconfirmed
Farm Sizes Unconfirmed
Outdoor Access for Poultry Certifies industrial egg operations (using porches for laying hens).
Pasture Access Unconfirmed
Livestock Alterations Unconfirmed
Origin of Livestock Unconfirmed
Antibiotics in Livestock Unconfirmed
Inspections Unconfirmed
Residue Testing Unconfirmed
Producer Support Services Unconfirmed