Is the label verified?
Yes
Is the meaning of the label consistent?
Yes
Are the label standards publicly available?
Yes
Is information about the organization publicly available?
Yes
Is the organization free from conflict of interest?
Yes
Was the label developed with broad public and industry input?
Yes

This label can be found on: beef, dairy products

PROGRAM NAME: NOFA-NY 100% Grass Fed

ORGANIZATION: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York

url: www.nofany.org

LABEL STANDARDS: https://www.nofany.org/certification/forms-documents/grass-fed

 

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What this label means 

Why it matters 

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How meaningful is this label? 

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Is the label verified?

Yes.

An annual inspection is required and is conducted together with the annual inspection required for organic certification.

Is the meaning of the label consistent?

Yes. 

Are the label standards publicly available?

Yes.

Standards are available on the NOFA-NY website: https://www.nofany.org/files/NOFA-NY_Grass_Fed_Certification_Manual.v2.pdf

Is information about the organization publicly available?

 

Yes.

Board of Directors: Yes. A list of the members of the Board of Directors, and their affiliations, is available on the website.

Financial information: Yes. Financial information for NOFA-NY is publicly available.

Is the organization free from conflict of interest?

Yes.

Standards development: Yes. Final approval of standards is granted by the Management Committee, which is free from conflict of interest.

Verification: Yes. NOFA-NY has a comprehensive conflict of interest policy that excludes persons with a conflict of interest from the certification and verification process.

Was the label developed with broad public and industry input?

Yes.

Standards development: The standards were developed by the NOFA-NY Grass Fed Certification Committee through examination of other existing grass fed certification programs, market research, and consultation with knowledgeable industry grass fed specialists. Grass fed producers were also consulted prior for input in the development of these standards.

Standards updates: Updates to the standards are proposed by the NOFA-NY certification staff, and approved or denied by the Management Committee. A draft of the standards is shared with grass fed producers for their input before finalizing and implementing changes. A draft is not posted on the website for public comment.