Third-Party Sustainability Certification: Food Alliance Certified
Food Alliance is an organization that provides third-party certification of sustainable agricultural operations. Farmers, ranchers, food processors and distributors, and other players in the food industry can demonstrate their commitment to socially and ecologically responsible practices by obtaining Food Alliance Certification.
The criteria vary depending on the type of business, but generally they focus on equitable working conditions, land and water conservation, reduced use of toxic materials, protection of wildlife habitat, waste reduction and reuse, and the continual improvement of practices.
A wide variety of individual food products can also be certified, such as meats, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and grains, with the requirements that they are humanely raised (in the case of livestock), not genetically modified, not artificially flavored, colored or preserved, and travel along a verifiable supply chain. Continue reading