The Equitable Trade Fund is used to promote and sustain small farms and independent farmers in the cocoa growing regions of Ecuador. By contributing to schools and education in the communities of our farmers, we are helping to put an end to the problem of child labor that has plagued the chocolate industry for years.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods.
Organic agriculture produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics. USDA organic standards describe how farmers grow crops and raise livestock and which materials they may use.
Organic farmers, ranchers, and food processors follow a defined set of standards to produce organic food and fiber. Congress described general organic principles in the Organic Foods Production Act, and the USDA defines specific organic standards. These standards cover the product from farm to table, including soil and water quality, pest control, livestock practices, and rules for food additives.
Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to us to develop public health standards and certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment. As an independent, accredited organization, we test, audit and certify products and systems as well as provide education and risk management.
Kosher food is food that meets Jewish dietary laws; any food can be called kosher if it adheres to Jewish law. Kosher Technical Konsultants provides kosher certification of the highest standard. Our expert staff, in kosher food production, allows us to offer the most advanced and committed service in the industry.