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:
*Gluten-Free Certification Organization (gfco.org), part of the nonprofit Gluten Intolerance Group.
What it means:
*The product contains less than 10-ppm gluten (or 5-ppm gliadin, one of two main gluten proteins).
*The product undergoes yearly certification based on ingredient reviews, on-site inspection, and product testing.
Look for it on:
Baking mixes, flours, cookies, cakes, crackers, snack bars, and supplements.