Standards

NutriClean Pesticide Residue Free

NutriClean Pesticide Residue Free

Governing Organization

Scientific Certification Systems

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Auditing / Certification Body

Scientific Certification Systems

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Environmental Management, Food Safety, Organic, Product Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The Clean Food Standar is a voluntary best-practice standard for food producers aimed at identifying fresh grown foods that meet comprehensive standards of product purity. The standard extends the concept of guaranteed levels of purity embodied in US Clean Air and Clean Water regulations into the food arena. Specifically, the standard addresses four areas of potential concern: 1) pesticide residues; 2) food pathogens; 3) industrial contaminants and heavy metals; and 4) GMOs. By getting certified under the Clean Food Standard, a grower gains marketplace recognition for the exceptional measures it takes to protect the purity of its fresh food products. These measures include the adoption of pest management regimes, growing practices, and food handling methods that minimize potential hazards to human health and the environment from pesticide exposure, food pathogens, and other contaminants. A grower whose crop has been certified is eligible to claim that this product “Meets Clean Food Standards,” and qualifies for one or more additional claims of achievement as well. The Clean Food Standard is intended to serve as the basis of a Draft National Standard for the U.S. market, and simultaneously, to inform the development of broader national standards for sustainable agricultural practices.

Sustainability Issues

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