The Food Alliance is relaunching after suspending operations in February. The group certifies sustainable agriculture and food handling.
All current Food Alliance certifications will continue under the group’s previously existing terms. Food Alliance workers will begin conducting new farm and facility inspections in October.
“We’re all committed to third-party certification to support our brands,” said Karl Kupers, a founder of Shepherd’s Grain flour company who’d sought to keep the group going, in a release. “The question I asked is, ‘Is there another program that credibly covers both social and environmental issues the way that Food Alliance does?’ We concluded pretty quickly that there wasn’t.”
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