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Welcome to the Certified Logo Program

The Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Creole and Certified Farm to Table logo program was established by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry in accordance with RS 3:4721 for the promotion of Louisiana made, grown, manufactured or processed products that are aimed at enhancing and promoting Louisiana’s agricultural industry.  The logos are registered trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark office and the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

 
 
 
 

Consumer Message

If you are shopping for products with an authentic Louisiana flavor, you can shop with confidence when you find one of these Certified logos in stores, farmer’s markets and restaurants. When you purchase a product with one of these logos, you are supporting a Louisiana business and Louisiana family while keeping your dollars at home and helping the local economy.

Member Message

In order for a product to be eligible for inclusion in the Certified Louisiana logo program, the product must be made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced or substantially transformed in the state of Louisiana. The department shall have sole discretion to determine whether an agricultural product or agritourism activity is eligible to be labeled with one of the certified logos. In addition, a company must possess and be in compliance with all other applicable state and federal permits, licenses and laws.

 
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Certified Louisiana

The product must be made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced or substantially transformed in the state of Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Louisiana logo.
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Certified Cajun

The product must be representative of the culture that is generally of Acadian descent and at least fifty percent of the product must be made, grown, produced, manufactured, processed or packed in Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Cajun logo.
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Certified Creole

At least fifty percent of the product must be made, grown, produced, manufactured, processed or packed in Louisiana and shall be of Creole heritage to be eligible to use the Certified Creole Logo.
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Certified Farm to Table

The product must be grown, caught or raised in the state of Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Farm to Table logo.
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Application Process and Product Verification

Applications for use of the logos shall be made in writing on a form prescribed by the department (click JOIN NOW).  All applications must be signed and notarized.  A non-refundable $25.00 application fee shall accompany each application.  Applicant’s proposed use of the logo shall be included in the application and is subject to review and approval by the department.

Within 30 days of receipt of the application, the department shall either grant or deny the applicant’s request to use the logo(s). Upon approval of an application, a registration fee of $30.00 per logo shall be paid to the department. After receipt of the registration payment, the department shall provide the registrant a certificate of registration and a digital file of the logo(s) suitable for reproduction. 


Renewal of Registration

All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the third calendar year after issuance.  For example, if a license is issued on July 1, 2018, it will expire on December 31, 2020.  Applications for renewal of registration shall be made in writing on a form prescribed by the department.  The fee for renewal of registration is $30. 

Renewal of registration and $30 renewal fee must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. CST on December 31 in the year in which the license expires.  Upon receipt of the renewal application and renewal fee, the department will send the approved registrant a certificate of registration.

Currently, applications and payment can only be sent/received by mail. In the near future, online applications and payment will be possible.

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      Why Will Consumers Buy Certified Louisiana Products?

 
 They’re supporting their local grower or business.
They’re buying products from the unique culture of Louisiana.
 
 They’re supporting their local grower or business.
They’re keeping their dollars in Louisiana.
 
 They’re keeping their dollars in Louisiana.
They’re helping a Louisiana family earn a living.
 
 They’re buying products from the unique culture of Louisiana.
They’re supporting their local grower or business.
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A Message from Commissioner Mike Strain

The Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Creole and Certified Farm to Table logo program serves to brand and promote Louisiana and its agricultural commodities.

This program puts Louisiana companies at an advantage when consumers see a Certified Louisiana product on the shelves. 

It brings a sense of awareness to buyers that their food has not traveled thousands of miles, and it came from our locals. 

The Certified Louisiana logo program aids in marketing these products to consumers for farmers, processors, producers, and suppliers. With the recognition of the Certified Louisiana logos, buyers help support their local homegrown companies and stimulate the economy.

Look for the Certified Louisiana logos at your favorite grocery, restaurant, or farmer’s market. Buy Louisiana … it’s the way to greaux!

 
 
 

The Southern United States Trade Association

is a non-profit organization that facilitates trade between small to medium-sized southern U.S. companies and overseas importers. Since 1973, SUSTA has worked with the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and Puerto Rico to promote the export of high-value food and agricultural products. To learn more about SUSTA, contact Deana Erdey at certifiedla@ldaf.state.la.us or visit www.susta.org.


Contact Us

 
 
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For more information, contact Deana Erdey: 

certifiedla@ldaf.state.la.us

 

5825 Florida Blvd. Suite 1002 Baton Rouge, LA  70806

Telephone: (225) 922-2903

Fax: (225) 237-5882