Certifies that products conform to the dietary set of guidelines for Muslims living an Islamic lifestyle. Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. Typically concerned with meat, meat by-products, slaughtering of animals, blood and blood by-products, and alcoholic drinks and intoxicants.
Certifies products that follow the federal standards set by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) set forth by the standards implemented in the wake of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Organic standards address many factors: soil quality, pest & weed control, non-gmo, prohibited use of most synthetic fertilizers & pesticides, etc.
Certifies products that were made with respect to the people involved and the planet. Social, environmental, and economic standards which work to promote safe, healthy work conditions, protect the environment, enable transparency, and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses.
There are many, many more certifications your company or products can get certified in. While we have covered the top certifications, if your company wants to pursue other certifications we can help support these efforts as well.
Certifies that products come from farms or farm groups that are managed to the Sustainable Agriculture Network's (SAN) rigorous standards, which are designed to provide workers and their families with dignified, safe conditions and to protect the local wildlife and waterways. Works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods.
Certifies products that have been independently verified to contain less than 10ppm of gluten and that the facility the product is made in follows all federal regulations regarding allergens, gluten free labeling, and good manufacturing practices (GMP). Barley based ingredients are not allowed. Certified products represent the unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards.
Certifies that products meet certain standards for those following a vegan lifestyle. Products must not contain meat, fish, fowl, animal by-products (including silk or dyes from insects), eggs or egg products, milk or milk products, honey or honey bee products. Suppliers must verify and attest that no animal products were used in the manufacturing of ingredients. Earth Kosher offers this certification to its kosher clients. Additionally, Vegan Action offers certification as well.
Getting your products certified can be a challenging endeavor. Each certification company has their own rules and regulations; some of which are driven by US legislation. Often times, filling out the application is only the first step. Then you need to ensure your packaging and ingredients and production process and warehouse storage all follow their guidelines. This almost always means updating or creating new processes and procedures; that then need to be trained on. Then they show up at your door wanting to audit your facility to ensure you are following their requirements, as well as, any governing regulations. Some even require ongoing reporting to maintain good standing which could lead to higher costs if not done correctly. Stop wasting time trying to figure all of this out and let us manage your certifications for you, so you can concentrate on growing your business.
Certifies products that are fundamentally concerned with foods conforming to the biblical and rabbinic traditions of kosher dietary laws, often referred to as the Laws of Kashrut. Not governed by any federal regulations but answerable to the Rabbi of the certifying agency. Example logo shown here is of Earth Kosher, though, we can work with any kosher agency.
Certifies that products and labels have been third party validated that they contain no genetically modified organisms (GMO). All USDA organic certified products meet non-gmo standards. Earth Kosher offers additional certification services to its kosher clients who have organic certified products. Additionally, the NON-GMO Project offers certification as well.