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Label Logo How meaningful is the label? Is the label verified? Is the meaning of the label consistent? Are the label standards publicly available? Is information about the organization publicly available? Is the organization free from conflict of interest? Was the label developed with broad public and industry input?
American Grassfed Meaningful Yes Yes Yes No1 No2 Yes
American Humane Association Somewhat Meaningful Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Animal Welfare Approved Highly Meaningful Yes Yes Yes No3 Yes4 Yes
antibiotic free No5 No Yes No No No6 No
Aurora Certified Organic Meaningful7 Yes No8 Yes Yes Yes Yes9
Baystate Organic Certifiers (Previously NOFA-MA Certified Organic) Meaningful10 Yes No11 Yes Yes Yes Yes12
California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF Meaningful13 Yes No14 Yes Yes Yes Yes15
Certified Humane Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Certified Naturally Grown Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes No16 No17
Colorado State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful18 Yes No19 Yes Yes Yes Yes20
Demeter Biodynamic Highly meaningful Yes Yes Yes No21 Yes No
Department of Plant Industry (Previously "Fertilizer and Seed Certification Services") Meaningful22 Yes No23 Yes Yes Yes Yes24
Food Alliance Somewhat meaningful Yes No25 Yes Yes Yes Yes
free range No No No No26 No27 No28 No
free roaming No No No No29 No30 No31 No
Georgia Crop Improvement Association Meaningful32 Yes No33 Yes Yes Yes Yes34
Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 1-5+ Meaningful Yes No35 Yes Yes No Yes
Global Culture Meaningful36 Yes No37 Yes Yes Yes Yes38
Global Organic Alliance (GOA) - Certified Organic Meaningful39 Yes No40 Yes Yes Yes Yes41
Grassfed Not meaningful42 No No No No No No
hormone free No43 No Yes No No No44 No
Idaho - Certified Organic Meaningful45 Yes No46 Yes Yes Yes Yes47
Indiana Certified Organic Meaningful48 Yes No49 Yes Yes Yes Yes50
International Certification Services, Inc. Meaningful51 Yes No52 Yes Yes Yes Yes53
Iowa State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful54 Yes No55 Yes Yes Yes Yes56
Kosher Highly meaningful Yes Yes Yes No57 Yes N/A58
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association - Certified Organic Meaningful59 Yes No60 Yes Yes Yes Yes61
Marin Organic Certified Agriculture Meaningful62 Yes No63 Yes Yes Yes Yes64
Maryland Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful65 Yes No66 Yes Yes Yes Yes67
Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) - Certified Organic Meaningful68 Yes No69 Yes Yes Yes Yes70
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Meaningful71 Yes No72 Yes Yes Yes Yes73
Montana Department of Agriculture Meaningful74 Yes No75 Yes Yes Yes Yes76
Monterey County Certified Organic Meaningful77 Yes No78 Yes Yes Yes Yes79
Natural Food Certifiers Meaningful80 Yes No81 Yes Yes Yes Yes82
natural, all natural or 100% natural Not meaningful No No No No No No
Nevada Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful83 Yes No84 Yes Yes Yes Yes85
New Hampshire Dept of Agriculture, Market, & Foods Organic Program Meaningful86 Yes No87 Yes Yes Yes Yes88
NMOCC - Certified Organic Meaningful89 Yes No90 Yes Yes Yes91 Yes
no additives Somewhat No Yes92 No No No93 No
no antibiotics administered Somewhat No Yes Yes94 Yes95 No96 No
no chemicals Not No No No No No97 No
no hormones administered Somewhat No Yes Yes98 Yes99 No100 No
NOFA-NY - Certified Organic Meaningful101 Yes No102 Yes Yes Yes Yes103
Non-GMO Project Verified Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes and No104 No Yes
OEFFA - Certified Organic Meaningful105 Yes No106 Yes Yes Yes Yes107
Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful108 Yes No109 Yes Yes Yes Yes110
OneCert Meaningful111 Yes No112 Yes Yes Yes Yes113
Oregon Tilth - Certified Organic Meaningful114 Yes No115 Yes Yes Yes Yes116
Organic Certifiers, Inc. Meaningful117 Yes No118 Yes Yes Yes Yes119
Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) - Certified Organic Meaningful120 Yes No121 Yes Yes Yes Yes122
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) - Certified Organic Meaningful123 Yes No124 Yes Yes Yes Yes125
Quality Assurance International (QAI) - Certified Organic Meaningful126 Yes No127 Yes Yes Yes Yes128
Quality Certification Services (QCS) Meaningful129 Yes No130 Yes Yes Yes Yes131
Rainforest Alliance Certified Somewhat meaningful Yes No Yes No132 Yes Yes
raised without antibiotics Somewhat No Yes Yes133 Yes134 No135 No
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Certified Organic Meaningful136 Yes No137 Yes Yes Yes Yes138
Salmon Safe Somewhat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Texas State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful139 Yes No140 Yes Yes Yes Yes141
treated with irradiation Somewhat No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
USDA - Organic Meaningful142 Yes No143 Yes Yes Yes Yes144
USDA Process Verified Grassfed Somewhat meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USDA Process Verified Never Ever 3 Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Utah Department of Agriculture Meaningful145 Yes No146 Yes Yes Yes Yes147
Vermont Organic Farmers - Certified Organic Meaningful148 Yes No149 Yes Yes Yes Yes150
Washington State - Certified Organic Meaningful151 Yes No152 Yes Yes Yes Yes153
1. Financial information is not made available on the website, and the IRS Form 990 is not available publicly.
2. There is no conflict of interest policy to prevent Directors who are also certified under the program from voting on program standards.
3. Changes to the standards are made by the Animal Welfare Approved Standards Board. Its members are not listed on the website. Financial information and funding sources are not disclosed on the website.
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5. The USDA has banned the use of the "antibiotic free" label on meat and poultry.
6. Since the manufacturer makes the decision about the use of the label on the product, there is a conflict of interest.
7. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
8. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
9. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
10. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
11. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
12. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
13. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
14. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
15. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
16. There is no inspection or audit by an accredited third-party certification agency. Inspections are conducted by other farmers who participate in the CNG program. Farmers are prohibited from “trading” inspections -- meaning that a farmer cannot inspect the farm of the individual who inspected his/her farm.
17. Standards of the Certified Naturally Grown program that are not based on the USDA organic requirements are developed with farmer input but they are not shared with the public and are not posted on the website for public comment.
18. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
19. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
20. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
21. Demeter Association, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Oregon. It is a not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Financial information is not made available.
22. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
23. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
24. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
25. Producers have to meet certain fixed criteria, but many criteria are graded and producers have to meet an average of Level 3 (out of 4 levels) to be certified. For example, the requirement for outdoor access for chickens is not fixed, and therefore some producers who qualify for the label may meet this requirement while others do not.
26. There are no standards for the free range label.
27. There are no standards for the free range label.
28. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
29. There are no standards for the free roaming label.
30. There are no standards for the free roaming label.
31. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
32. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
33. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
34. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
35. GAP certified meat treated with antibiotics would not be sold at Whole Foods Market stores, which prohibit all antibiotic use. GAP found outside of Whole Foods follow antibiotic use described above.
36. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
37. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
38. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
39. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
40. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
41. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
42. Unless accompanied by verified and meaningful labels, such as American Grassfed Association, USDA Process Verified, Food Alliance or GAP Step 5 and 5+, Animal Welfare Approved, Demeter Biodynamic, USDA Organic or Certified Naturally Grown, this claim is not meaningful on its own.
43. The USDA has banned the use of hormone free on all meat products.
44. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
45. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
46. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
47. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
48. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
49. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
50. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
51. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
52. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
53. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
54. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
55. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
56. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
57. Standards are not developed and maintained by an organization, but are rooted in the Jewish bible.
58. Kosher is faith-based and therefore rooted in biblical texts that date back to the time of Moses.
59. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
60. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
61. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
62. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
63. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
64. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
65. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
66. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
67. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
68. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
69. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
70. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
71. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
72. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
73. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
74. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
75. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
76. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
77. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
78. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
79. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
80. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
81. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
82. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
83. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
84. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
85. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
86. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
87. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
88. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
89. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
90. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
91. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
92. However, the manufacturer is not required to use the FDA definition for a food additive to determine the negative claim on their product.
93. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
94. The USDA has defined "no antibiotics administered" for meat and poultry.
95. For meat and poultry
96. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
97. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
98. The USDA has defined the "no hormones administered" for use on meat and already prohibits the use of hormones in poultry production.
99. For meat products, the USDA makes the guidelines publicly available.
100. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
101. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
102. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
103. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
104. Members of the Board of Directors and their affiliations, and members of the Standard Committee, are listed on the website. The names of major donors are not available on the website or the IRS Form 990.
105. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
106. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
107. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
108. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
109. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
110. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
111. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
112. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
113. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
114. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
115. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
116. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
117. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
118. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
119. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
120. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
121. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
122. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
123. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
124. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
125. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
126. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
127. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
128. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
129. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
130. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
131. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
132. The Sustainable Agriculture Network is the standard-setting organization and Rainforest Alliance administers the Rainforest Alliance Certified trademarked seal. SAN does not make its financial information publicly available.
133. The USDA has defined "raised without antibiotics" for use on meat and poultry products.
134. The USDA information is available but their guidance only applies to meat and poultry.
135. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
136. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
137. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
138. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
139. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
140. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
141. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
142. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
143. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
144. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
145. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
146. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
147. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
148. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
149. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
150. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.
151. Given the concerns with standards and oversight over the last few years, CR no longer rates "organic" as highly meaningful but meaningful. However "100% Organic" is still Highly Meaningful, while "Made with Organic [Specified Ingredient]" is only somewhat meaningful.
152. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
153. There have been instances where the USDA has initiated policy changes (such as materials review) which have not gone through public notice and rulemaking--which have been opposed by several groups including CR.


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