Notice that Application Meets Initial Criteria / Application ID: xxxx

January 24, 2014

Thank you for applying to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) BioPreferred® Program. Your application for biobased product certification meets the initial criteria.

The next step in the process is to have your product certified through the ASTM stage of the process.

Unfortunately, as of January 21, 2014, full processing of label applications (third-party biocontent testing and final certification) is on hold. It cannot take place until new funding contained in pending Farm Bill legislation is received by the USDA program office. This may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks from the date above. The BioPreferred Program will notify applicants via email as soon as funds become available. Applications will be processed in the order in which they have been initiated.

An overview of the product certification process is available hereIt is recommended that you do not move forward with biocontent testing at this time because those product test results will not be eligible for certification once it is re-initiated. All steps in this process need to be completed in sequential order to preserve the integrity of the program. Please keep this notification for your records.

If you have additional questions, you may contact Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 and is filed under 北美地区, 环保标签, 生物基产品, 生物塑料 .