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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 Yes3 Yes Yes
antibiotic free No4 No Yes No No No5 No
Aurora Certified Organic Meaningful6 Yes No7 Yes Yes Yes Yes8
Baystate Organic Certifiers (Previously NOFA-MA Certified Organic) Meaningful9 Yes No10 Yes Yes Yes Yes11
California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF Meaningful12 Yes No13 Yes Yes Yes Yes14
Certified Humane Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Certified Naturally Grown Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes No15 No16
Colorado State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful17 Yes No18 Yes Yes Yes Yes19
Demeter Biodynamic Highly meaningful Yes Yes Yes No20 Yes No
Department of Plant Industry (Previously "Fertilizer and Seed Certification Services") Meaningful21 Yes No22 Yes Yes Yes Yes23
Food Alliance Somewhat meaningful Yes No24 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food Justice CertifiedTM Highly meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
free range No No No No25 No26 No27 No
free roaming No No No No28 No29 No30 No
Georgia Crop Improvement Association Meaningful31 Yes No32 Yes Yes Yes Yes33
Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 1-5+ Meaningful Yes No34 Yes Yes No Yes
Global Culture Meaningful35 Yes No36 Yes Yes Yes Yes37
Global Organic Alliance (GOA) - Certified Organic Meaningful38 Yes No39 Yes Yes Yes Yes40
Grassfed Not meaningful41 No No No No No No
hormone free No42 No Yes No No No43 No
Idaho - Certified Organic Meaningful44 Yes No45 Yes Yes Yes Yes46
Indiana Certified Organic Meaningful47 Yes No48 Yes Yes Yes Yes49
International Certification Services, Inc. Meaningful50 Yes No51 Yes Yes Yes Yes52
Iowa State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful53 Yes No54 Yes Yes Yes Yes55
Kosher Highly meaningful Yes Yes Yes No56 Yes N/A57
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association - Certified Organic Meaningful58 Yes No59 Yes Yes Yes Yes60
Marin Organic Certified Agriculture Meaningful61 Yes No62 Yes Yes Yes Yes63
Maryland Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful64 Yes No65 Yes Yes Yes Yes66
Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) - Certified Organic Meaningful67 Yes No68 Yes Yes Yes Yes69
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Meaningful70 Yes No71 Yes Yes Yes Yes72
Montana Department of Agriculture Meaningful73 Yes No74 Yes Yes Yes Yes75
Monterey County Certified Organic Meaningful76 Yes No77 Yes Yes Yes Yes78
Natural Food Certifiers Meaningful79 Yes No80 Yes Yes Yes Yes81
natural, all natural or 100% natural Not meaningful No No No No No No
Nevada Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful82 Yes No83 Yes Yes Yes Yes84
New Hampshire Dept of Agriculture, Market, & Foods Organic Program Meaningful85 Yes No86 Yes Yes Yes Yes87
NMOCC - Certified Organic Meaningful88 Yes No89 Yes Yes Yes90 Yes
no additives Somewhat No Yes91 No No No92 No
no antibiotics administered Somewhat No Yes Yes93 Yes94 No95 No
no chemicals Not No No No No No96 No
no hormones administered Somewhat No Yes Yes97 Yes98 No99 No
NOFA-NY - Certified Organic Meaningful100 Yes No101 Yes Yes Yes Yes102
Non-GMO Project Verified Meaningful Yes Yes Yes Yes and No103 No Yes
OEFFA - Certified Organic Meaningful104 Yes No105 Yes Yes Yes Yes106
Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful107 Yes No108 Yes Yes Yes Yes109
OneCert Meaningful110 Yes No111 Yes Yes Yes Yes112
Oregon Tilth - Certified Organic Meaningful113 Yes No114 Yes Yes Yes Yes115
Organic Certifiers, Inc. Meaningful116 Yes No117 Yes Yes Yes Yes118
Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) - Certified Organic Meaningful119 Yes No120 Yes Yes Yes Yes121
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) - Certified Organic Meaningful122 Yes No123 Yes Yes Yes Yes124
Quality Assurance International (QAI) - Certified Organic Meaningful125 Yes No126 Yes Yes Yes Yes127
Quality Certification Services (QCS) Meaningful128 Yes No129 Yes Yes Yes Yes130
Rainforest Alliance Certified Somewhat meaningful Yes No Yes No131 Yes Yes
raised without antibiotics Somewhat No Yes Yes132 Yes133 No134 No
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Certified Organic Meaningful135 Yes No136 Yes Yes Yes Yes137
Salmon Safe Somewhat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Texas State Dept of Agriculture - Certified Organic Meaningful138 Yes No139 Yes Yes Yes Yes140
treated with irradiation Somewhat No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
USDA - Organic Meaningful141 Yes No142 Yes Yes Yes Yes143
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 Meaningful144 Yes No145 Yes Yes Yes Yes146
Vermont Organic Farmers - Certified Organic Meaningful147 Yes No148 Yes Yes Yes Yes149
Washington State - Certified Organic Meaningful150 Yes No151 Yes Yes Yes Yes152
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. AWA is a program of the Trust for Conservation Innovation’s (TCI) A Greener World Project.
4. The USDA has banned the use of the "antibiotic free" label on meat and poultry.
5. Since the manufacturer makes the decision about the use of the label on the product, there is a conflict of interest.
6. Given 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.
7. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
8. 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.
9. Given 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.
10. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
11. 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.
12. Given 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.
13. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
14. 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.
15. 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. Inspector’s summary reports are publicly available.
16. 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.
17. Given 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.
18. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Given 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.
22. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. There are no standards for the free range label.
26. There are no standards for the free range label.
27. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
28. There are no standards for the free roaming label.
29. There are no standards for the free roaming label.
30. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
31. Given 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.
32. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. Given 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.
36. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
37. 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.
38. Given 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.
39. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. The USDA has banned the use of hormone free on all meat products.
43. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
44. Given 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.
45. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
46. 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.
47. Given 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.
48. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
49. 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.
50. Given 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.
51. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
52. 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.
53. Given 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.
54. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
55. 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.
56. Standards are not developed and maintained by an organization, but are rooted in the Jewish bible.
57. Kosher is faith-based and therefore rooted in biblical texts that date back to the time of Moses.
58. Given 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.
59. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
60. 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.
61. Given 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.
62. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
63. 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.
64. Given 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.
65. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
66. 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.
67. Given 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.
68. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
69. 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.
70. Given 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.
71. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
72. 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.
73. Given 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.
74. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
75. 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.
76. Given 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.
77. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
78. 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.
79. Given 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.
80. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
81. 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.
82. Given 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.
83. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
84. 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.
85. Given 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.
86. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
87. 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.
88. Given 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.
89. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
90. 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.
91. However, the manufacturer is not required to use the FDA definition for a food additive to determine the negative claim on their product.
92. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
93. The USDA has defined "no antibiotics administered" for meat and poultry.
94. For meat and poultry
95. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
96. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
97. The USDA has defined the "no hormones administered" for use on meat and already prohibits the use of hormones in poultry production.
98. For meat products, the USDA makes the guidelines publicly available.
99. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
100. Given 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.
101. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
102. 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.
103. 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.
104. Given 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.
105. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
106. 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.
107. Given 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.
108. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
109. 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.
110. Given 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.
111. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
112. 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.
113. Given 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.
114. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
115. 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.
116. Given 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.
117. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
118. 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.
119. Given 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.
120. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
121. 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.
122. Given 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.
123. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
124. 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.
125. Given 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.
126. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
127. 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.
128. Given 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.
129. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
130. 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.
131. 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.
132. The USDA has defined "raised without antibiotics" for use on meat and poultry products.
133. The USDA information is available but their guidance only applies to meat and poultry.
134. The producer or manufacturer decides whether to use the claim and is not free from its own self-interest.
135. Given 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.
136. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
137. 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.
138. Given 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.
139. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
140. 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.
141. Given 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.
142. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
143. 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.
144. Given 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.
145. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
146. 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.
147. Given 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.
148. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
149. 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.
150. Given 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.
151. Inconsistencies exist for poultry and eggs, personal care and cosmetics as well as inconsistencies for antibiotic use and artificial ingredient approval.
152. 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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