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Sustainability Standards for Food and Agriculture

Food Alliance provides five standards that define sustainability practices in agricultural production, food processing, and distribution.

Crop Operations
The original Food Alliance sustainability standard for farms. Covers fruit, vegetable, and cereal crops.

Livestock Operations
Covers beef cattle and bison, sheep and goats, grassfed ruminants, pigs, poultry and eggs, and dairy products.

Farmed Shellfish Operations
Covers oysters, clams, mussels and geoducks. 

Nursery and Greenhouse Operations
Covers woody ornamentals, annuals, perennials, foliage plants, potted flowering plants and cut flowers.

Food Handling Operations
Covers packing, processing, and distribution facilities.

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