Crispy Green Pesticide Free Certification Winner
About Crispy Green
Crispy Green is based on three core values which enable us to stand apart from the rest: Purpose – Crispy Green uses food as a force for good by providing the highest quality natural food products, while inspiring others to live a healthy, adventurous and fulfilling life. As part of its ongoing mission, the company strives to act as a force for good Learn More…
Go Raw Pesticide Free Certification Winner
About Go Raw
At Go Raw, the mission is to help you eat better, feel good, and be your best self—with the world’s tastiest sprouted seed snacks. Go Raw sprouted products are proudly made in their own, dedicated manufacturing facility in California. The snacks are passionately handcrafted by their employees who believe in the mission to make simple, nutritious Learn More…
I and Love and You Pesticide Free Certification Winner
About I and Love and You
The best love is the best food, and the best food should be available to ALL furry friends. Small and large, purebred and mixed, stray and rescue. I and Love and You celebrates the incredible bond between human and pet. It’s why they’re called “I and love and you”. I and Love and You are pet parents too—the type who match outfits with them, give them social media accounts Learn More…
Lifevine Pesticide Free Certification Winner
Integrated Beverage Group research revealed that 94 percent of wine drinkers are concerned about pesticides in their wines. Second only to the importance of higher antioxidants. In response to this trend, Integrated Beverage Group developed a series of wines that not only deliver on taste, but also check important health and wellness boxes that Learn More…
Madhava Antioxidant Pesticide Free Certification Winner
Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause damage to cells, proteins and DNA and can cause oxidative stress linked to a range of diseases. We are exposed to free-radicals regularly in our daily contact with known toxins and contaminants. The good news is that antioxidants are found in many fruit and vegetable whole foods. The Clean Label Project Learn More…
Puori Pesticide Free Certification Winner
Puori has grown out of the two founders uncompromising desire to supplement their own active lifestyle with the very best in clean & superior supplements. Puori was founded in 2009 the purpose of supplementing healthy lifestyle and serious training with an equally serious offer for omega-3 fish oil – a need which they didn’t find existing producers were able to fulfill Learn More…
Rascal Pesticide Free Certification Winner
Integrated Beverage Group hopes that all wine lovers and dog lovers appreciate the Rascal family of wines. Making wines of character and complexity, and staying true to roots, because the world already has too many wine wannabes. Integrated Group believes in giving back to all Rascals. They spice up life with unpredictability, contagious joy and innocence even while causing a bit of mischief. Learn More…
SmartyPants Pesticide Free Certification Winner
Founded in 2011 by a group of concerned parents and leaders in health & wellness, SmartyPants is on a mission to simplify health without sacrificing quality.Starting with a multifunctional supplement for kids and adults formulated based on the needs of the average American diet, the portfolio has been expanded to include supplements custom-tailored for a range of life stages and dietary requirements Learn More…
How does it work?
Consistent with other Clean Label Project Codes of Practice, this Pesticide-Free Code of Practice looks to minimize direct consumer exposure to residual pesticides. While laws and tolerances exist around specific maximum pesticide levels on a variety of commodity crops, consumers ultimately want to reduce or eliminate, where possible, their and their family’s direct exposure and consumption of these chemicals. To that end, Clean Label Project Code of Practice: Pesticide-free identifies the most commonly used pesticides for different commodity crops and then samples and tests products seeking compliance to this Code of Practice to ensure the absence of these chemicals in the finished product.
Step 1Contact with Clean Label Project
Reach out to Clean Label Project to get a non-disclosure agreement and application materials. We’ll schedule a call to discuss your brand, product portfolio, and current quality assurance and control initiatives.
After the product scope is identified, Clean Label Project will use it’s Consumer Chain of Custody Sampling Process. Clean Label Project simulates the consumer shopping experience, by purchasing samples from local co-ops, national retailers, and brand websites. This independent approach to sampling is meant to mirror the consumer shopping experience and evaluate the true contents of what’s in refrigerators, drawers, and pantries across America.
After the products are purchased at retail, Clean Label Project submits the samples to one of it’s ISO-accredited analytical chemistry partner laboratories. The scope of testing for Clean Label Project: Pesticide-Free evaluates product for over 300 of the most commonly used pesticides. This includes glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-up that has been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The testing process can take up to 3 weeks.
Upon completion of the testing, Clean Label Project schedules a call with the testing laboratory and the brand. The test results are shared and discussed. Products that yield test results that are non-detect, in addition to other supporting compliance requirements, qualify for Clean Label Project Pesticide-Free certification.
Step 5Ongoing Compliance
Clean Label Project will work with you on the marketing of your award to both consumers and retailers. However, keep in mind, a single test point is not enough to demonstrate ongoing compliance. It’s about making sure that the brand continues to maintain their internal quality assurance and control programs. Clean Label Project will continue to use its consumer chain of custody sampling and testing process to perform unannounced sampling and testing. The expectation is that you maintain the same ingredient quality assurance requirements to maintain these high standards. If a product is found to be non-compliant, adverse action policies are outlined in the applicable Clean Label Project Code of Practice.