Food Alliance Certified: Produce

Food Alliance Certified Label

The Food Alliance label incorporates aspects of environmental and social sustainability. Each aspect has options that are scored on multiple attributes. While other labels may have more requirements or be more in depth in a particular area, this label covers many areas but requires less stringent requirements in each area compared to our top picks.

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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 standards exist, but not as comprehensive as USDA Organic
**Discouraged but not prohibited
***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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