What is in this article?:
- Labels decoded
- Organic certifiers
- USDA Certified Organic
- Fair Trade Certified
- Whole Grain
- Certified Biodynamic
- Certified Humane Raised and Handled
- Rainforest Alliance Certified
- MSC Certified
- Certified Naturally Grown
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Gluten-Free
- NSF Made with Organic
- Natural Products Association Certified
How do you know which labels you can really trust? Start with these 12, which have a clear purpose and process behind the certifications.
Who’s behind it:
Vegan Action (vegan.org), a nonprofit educational organization and certifier.
What it means:
*The food doesn’t contain animal-derived ingredients, including meat, dairy, eggs, honey, or gelatin.
*The manufacturing didn’t use animal materials or byproducts, including leather, fur, wool, down, and chemical products tested on animals.
*The product and its ingredients weren’t tested on animals.
*The Vegan Action administers an application process and reviews product ingredients.
Look for it on:
Food, clothing, and cosmetics.