Ethical food purchasing: Review of current standards


Health Care Without Harm has conducted a comprehensive review of third-party certifications and label claims to determine how they each address different aspects of farmworker health and safety. The ● indicates the certification addresses that issue area. However, not all of the standards are strong enough to support a resilient, socially just food system.

In our position statement "Ethical food purchasing: Health Care's role protecting workers," we discuss important features of these labels and third-party certifications. When a certification addresses an issue area but without sufficient strength, shortcomings are included in the discussion.