Only by choosing biobased products labeled “USDA Certified Biobased Products” can the consumer be assured that the USDA and the Federal government stand behind the accuracy of the claim that the product contains biological ingredients in the amounts stated on the label. Manufacturers and vendors who have obtained the rights to use the BioPreferred® label on a product have submitted to USDA test evidence of the biobased content of the product or package.
USDA has established minimum biobased content standards for many product categories. A product must meet or exceed the minimum biobased content percentage in its given category in order to use the Certified Biobased Product label. Product categories for which biobased content standards have not been established must contain 25% biobased content.
BioPreferred® Program Overview