USDA's BioPreferred® Program Catalog assists users in identifying products that qualify for mandatory federal purchasing, are certified through the voluntary labeling initiative, or both.
Companies with biobased products voluntarily submit their product information for inclusion in this Catalog. Although you cannot purchase a product directly from this Catalog, sourcing information, such as product details and company websites, is provided.*
Mandatory Federal Purchasing
This symbol indicates that a product qualifies for mandatory federal purchasing by meeting or exceeding the minimum biobased content requirements for one or more products categories that have been identified by USDA. The manufacturers self-certify (self-identify) the product's biobased content. USDA lists the product's biobased content as "meets minimum" for a particular category.
This symbol indicates that a product or package is USDA Certified Biobased. The biobased contents of these products/packages have been third-party tested at independent laboratories. These products/packages have earned USDA certification and the approval to display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label.
* Company and/or product information in this Catalog in no way represents actual, implied, or inferred endorsement by USDA.