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Food Alliance Certification

Why Food Alliance is the most comprehensive certification program for sustainable food in North America.

Setting the Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Since 1997

Food Alliance is the most experienced sustainable agriculture certifier in the United States - with two decades of experience developing and maintaining comprehensive sustainability standards and criteria for a wide range of agricultural products, including fruits, vegetables, grains, livestock, eggs, dairy, shellfish, mushrooms, grains, legumes, horticultural products, and prepared food products made with Food Alliance Certified ingredients.

Food Alliance is a nonprofit organization - our rates are reasonable and we are motivated by our mission. With clear standards and a rigorous third-party audit, Food Alliance certification is a credible, and effective way for farmers and food companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable management practices.


Food Alliance Certified Products:

  • FoodAllianceCertified-sealGrown by a Food Alliance Certified producer
  • Packed and/or prepared by a Food Alliance Certified handler
  • No genetically modified crops or livestock
  • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Healthy and humane care for livestock with no growth promotants or sub-therapeutic antibiotics
  • Verified supply chain traceability

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Food Alliance Certified Producers:

  • certifiedproducer-green-webProvide safe and fair working conditions
  • Practice integrated pest management to minimize pesticide use and toxicity
  • Conserve soil and water resources
  • Protect biodiversity and wildlife habitat
  • Continually improve practices
  • Produce Food Alliance Certified products

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Food Alliance Certified Handlers:

  • handlersealProvide safe and fair working conditions
  • Reduce use of toxic and hazardous materials
  • Reduce and recycle waste
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Ensure quality control and safety
  • Continually improve practices
  • Pack, prepare, and/or distribute Food Alliance Certified products

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