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Food Alliance Certified


The Food Alliance is a nonprofit organization that certifies farms, ranches and food handlers (including packers, processors and distributors) for sustainable agricultural and business practices. These businesses use Food Alliance certification to make credible claims for social and environmental responsibility, to differentiate and add value to products, and to protect and enhance brands. Certified farmers and ranchers meet stringent standards.

Example of Food Alliance Certified:

Agricultural operations, food processors and distributors that protect, conserve and enhance soil, water and biodiversity might also be Food Alliance Certified.
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