Organic foods

The AVMA recognizes that there is interest in organically produced food. However, an organic label should not be interpreted as an assurance of increased food safety.

The AVMA promotes the well-being of all food-producing animals. Producers should be encouraged to provide medically necessary treatments under the direction of a veterinarian, regardless of the impact on an animal's organic status.

AVMA is receptive to communications with and is available as a resource for the National Organic Standards Board in discussions related to public health and animal health and welfare.

Relevant AVMA Policy:

Food Safety Policy

Truthful and Non-Misleading Human Food Labeling