Types of Certifications
Coffee and tea were the first agricultural products to be sold as fair trade. To meet the growing demand for products that producers and workers were fairly compensated for, certification programs were created.
Products bearing a fair trade certification logo have been independently certified to assure customers that these products are compliant with the program. Producers are also required to meet certain criteria, which include sustainable practices, labour standards, and democratic involvement.
Products that are certified organic have been grown without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, antibiotics, or hormones.
Halal certification assists Muslim consumers in purchasing foods that align with their dietary restrictions.
Kosher means “proper” or “acceptable,” as defined by the Talmud. Kosher certified foods are prepared in a way that abides by the rules of Jewish customs and traditions.