Fair Trade Certified: Produce

Fair Trade Certified Label

This label signifies that social justice and environmental sustainability attributes were addressed. However, 100% of the product is not required to be certified.

Requires Verification/Inspection

FoodPrint Label Criteria

Crop Production

Produced without industrial pesticides
Synthetic fertilizers or sewage sludge prohibited
GMOs prohibited
Antibiotics prohibited on crops
Biodiversity required*
Soil health monitored/measured for improvement over time (soil biome, carbon sequestration, etc)**
*Some biodiversity requirements are required, but is not comprehensive
**Some assessment of soil health is required, but is not comprehensive

Worker Welfare

Standards and protections for workers on farm*
Fair/living wages ensured
Health care insurance ensured*
*Some standards exist, but not as comprehensive as Food Justice Certified
Food Label Glossary

For explanations of some of these technical terms, like “biodiversity” or “sewage sludge fertilizers,” please visit our glossary.

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