Food Alliance Certification
The Food Alliance Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to cease services and operations of Food Alliance as of February 15, 2013.
So, what does that mean for the future? For Food Alliance, it means that the 501(c)(3) organization will continue to exist. In that capacity, a revised board will oversee the intellectual property and investigate ways in which the value inherent in the standards and criteria can be appropriately updated and applied in practice.
Certification clients are permitted to use the Food Alliance Certified seal on products through December 31, 2013. The Food Alliance website will be maintained, and will continue to house the marketing materials and FA Sustainability Standards there through December 2013. The website will also have a response mechanism for specific questions, linked through the website, to access our board and volunteers.
PASA shares the hope of Food Alliance board, staff & volunteers that, at some point, the intellectual property will be used as the foundation for a broader sustainability standard for North America or carried further throughout the industries which they currently serve.
Thanks to everyone for their interest in Food Alliance certification.
Food Alliance Certification helps protect and enhance the reputation of farms and food facilities that are committed to the following Standards:
|Farm & Ranch Standards|
|Ensure animal health and human treatment
||No hormone or antibiotic supplements
|Do not raise GMO crops or livestock||Reduce pesticide use and toxicity|
|Protect and enhance soil resources||Protect water resources|
|Provide safe and fair working condition||Continually improve practices|
|Packer, Processor & Distributor Standards|
|Use Food Alliance certified ingredients||Provide safe and fair working conditions|
|Conserve energy and water||Reduce use of toxic and hazardous materials|
|Reduce and recycle waste||Ensure quality control and food handling safety|
|No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives||Continually improve practices|