A Bee Organic

CERTIFIER: A Bee Organic (ABO)

WEB SITEabeeorganic.com
NOP INFORMATIONorganic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=1
HEADQUARTERSCO
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONSAK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV
ACCREDITED SCOPESCROPS, 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

CriteriaComments
Hydroponic DetailsOpenly certifies hydroponic operations.
Material ReviewUnconfirmed
Fee StructureSee website for more information.
InspectorsUnconfirmed
ImportsUnconfirmed
Farm SizesUnconfirmed
Outdoor Access for PoultryCertifies industrial egg operations (using porches for laying hens).
Pasture AccessUnconfirmed
Livestock AlterationsUnconfirmed
Origin of LivestockUnconfirmed
Antibiotics in LivestockUnconfirmed
InspectionsUnconfirmed
Residue TestingUnconfirmed
Producer Support ServicesUnconfirmed