The Fair Trade Certified seal means that one or more of the ingredients in the product were produced and traded in accordance with Fair Trade USA’s standards. Fair Trade USA says it aims to help ensure that farmers and workers are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and earn community development funds to improve their lives. The seal does not signify that the product was grown only by small-scale farmers and traded directly. Compliance with the standards is verified.
This seal can be found on:
Beans and grains, chocolate, coffee, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, nuts and oilseeds, processed foods, sugar, tea, wine and spirits.
Fair Trade USA has a shopping guide to find products with the Fair Trade Certified seal: https://www.fairtradecertified.org/products/shopping-guides
ORGANIZATION: Fair Trade USA
LABEL STANDARDS: https://www.fairtradecertified.org/business/standards
Note: this review is for Fair Trade Certified food and beverages only, not for apparel or seafood. Fair Trade USA also certifies apparel and home goods, body care products, flowers and plants, sports balls.
What this seal means
Percentage of the product’s contents that need to be certified