We Have Amazing Certification Alliance Partners…
Our thanks to our partners who are helping us to create a robust network for the agriculture, seafood, and food industry. The following partners, who certify companies and products as organic, kosher, non-GMO, (and more), or who certify them as having sustainable, healthy, or fair trade practices, are working with us to help you learn which suppliers are best able to fulfill your needs.
Please note that not all suppliers have all of the following certifications, nor are all of their products compliant if they do have a certification. The use of a particular certification mark within our system means that a producer can supply one or more products that meet the standards of the certifying organization. However, they may also supply other standard items that do not meet the same requirements.
Click on any organization’s mark below to see a more in-depth page on the history of their organization and their certifications.
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Organizations
The USDA Organic Mark identifies products that comply with the rules established by the National Organic Program (NOP), which develops the rules for the production, handling, labeling, and enforcement of all USDA organic products.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization offering North America’s ONLY third party verification for non-GMO (non-genetically modified) food and products. The “Non-GMO Project Verified” label gives consumers an informed choice–it’s your food, and your right. Choose non-GMO!
Over 25 million North Americans looking for gluten-free products. They are looking for a way to identify safe, reliable gluten-free products they can trust, hence the development of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).
Fair for Life program is a certification standard for Fair Trade and responsible supply-chains that promotes an approach that allows all producers and workers, who are at a socio-economic disadvantage, to access a wider range of social and economic benefits.
The For Life Programme defines a global approach for sustainable development demonstrating their commitment to sound practices in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Friend of the Earth is an international certification program for products from sustainable agriculture and farming. Their certification is based on the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) sustainability guidelines.
The Demeter Biodynamic standard helps growers use the farm’s own natural assets to holistically grow better fruit and vegetables with a lighter footprint than other organic standards with strategies for disease, insect, and weed control, that originate from the farm itself.
Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified helps farmers and winemakers demonstrate their dedication to preserving and protecting natural and human resources. SIP Certified is a rigorous sustainable vineyard and winery certification.
Since 1999, LIVE has independently certified the sustainable practices of winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest, using the latest in university research and internationally accredited standards. We provide regional education to preserve the human and natural resources of the wine industry.
Naturland is an international Organic and Fair Trade certification. Naturland has over 43,000 farmers in 46 countries managing an area of more than 330,000 hectares according to the Naturland standards
Take a walk down the aisle of any supermarket and you will see that the OU kosher symbol appears on close to 70% of America’s kosher certified foods, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola.
The Certified C.L.E.A.N. and Certified R.A.W. seals are assurances to the consumer that the product has been verified to be SAFE (per Federal and regulatory guidelines), MINIMALLY PROCESSED (non-GMO, Organic and a relatively low-temperature processing), and is Bioavailable.
Aquaculture, Wild Caught, & Sustainable Seafood
Global Aquaculture Alliance
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification ensures seafood products from environmentally, socially, and economically responsible facilities. Their certification encompasses the entire aquaculture production chain.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and the need to safeguard seafood supplies for the future by recognizing groups using sustainable fishing practices.
Friend of the Sea is the international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. They are the only certifier in the world for both farmed and wild-caught fish, and they only allow certification of products from non-exploited stocks.
The IMMP pioneered the “Dolphin Safe” tuna fishing standard, stopping the intentional netting of dolphins, and preventing hundreds of thousands of dolphin deaths every year; and the International Dolphin Safe Monitoring Program, covering more than 750 companies.