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:
The Marine Stewardship Council (msc.org), a member of The International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling Alliance
What it means:
*The wild-capture fishery commits to maintaining the health and population of the fish and the ecosystem’s structure, productivity, and diversity.
*The fishery minimizes its environmental impact by limiting bycatch—marine animals unintentionally caught during fishing—and monitoring waste operations.
*MSC bases its requirements on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizations’ Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing
*Accredited certifiers conduct MSC’s independent third-party assessments using 31 science-based performance indicators
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*The seal does not verify that fish are free of toxins like mercury.
Look for it on:
Wild-caught fish from the program’s 42 certified wild-capture fisheries worldwide