Food Alliance is a non-profit organization that certifies farms, ranches, food processors and distributors for sustainable agriculture and management practices. Operations that meet Food Alliance’s standards, as determined by a third-party site inspection, use certification to make credible claims for social and environmental responsibility, differentiating their products and strengthening their brands.
Food Alliance Shellfish Certification Program
The Food Alliance shellfish certification program covers soil, water, and biodiversity conservation, healthy and humane care for shellstock, shared resource management, and safe and fair working conditions. Although some approaches to shellfish production can have positive ecosystem effects, particularly in regard to water quality, consumers and commercial food buyers are increasingly concerned about aquaculture's impacts on the environment. At the same time, concerns for food safety in the shellfish industry is creating greater demand for transparency and traceability. Certification by credible, third-party organizations like Food Alliance can help address these demands.